A woman from Reading has been given a suspended sentenced after being convicted of benefit fraud.
Marion Forrest, from Cambian Way in Calcot, was sentenced to eight weeks in custody suspended for 12 months after she falsely claimed more than £12,000 in housing benefits.
The 37-year-old was given a Supervision Order for six months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and £250 costs.
Video. She led a millionaire lifestyle, drove luxury cars and enjoyed foreign holidays. And yet - all the time - Dawn Simon from Kent claimed she had no income and was forced to exist on benefits. Derek Johnson reports.
Chancellor George Osborne has defended welfare and tax changes that are being introduced this month.
In a speech, he said: "For too long we've had a system where people who did the right thing, who get up in the morning and work hard felt penalised for it. While people who did the wrong thing got rewarded for it. That's wrong.
"So, this month we're going to put things right. This month, nine out of ten working households will be better off as a result of the changes we are making. This month we will make work pay".
A woman who banked more than £130,000 in benefits after claiming severe disability has been jailed today with her ex-husband.
Roswitha Jones from Ramsgate, and her ex Reginald from Dover, were jailed for fraud after a court heard how she was so ill she couldn't open a bottle of wine yet she was pictured scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean. Click below for the full report
BBC Watchdog presenter Dan Penteado has admitted £24,000 benefits fraud.
Kerry O'Neill, prosecuting, said the offences went back to 2007 when Penteado filled out his first claim form and failed to declare he had another bank account.
The court heard that Penteado repeated the fraud up to 2011.
In that time he failed to tell Bournemouth Borough Council he had been paid more than £56,000 for his work on Rogue Traders from 2008 to 2011.
Miss O'Neill said. "He failed to notify the borough council of the money coming in."
No mitigation was put put forward by his solicitor, Terrence Scanlan, at the hearing.
The Portuguese-born presenter, who was wearing a white shirt, black tie, black trousers and a black jumper and carrying a black biker jacket, left court without comment.
He started working with Mr Allwright in 2001.
BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado pleaded guilty today to council tax and housing benefit fraud to the tune of more than £24,000.
Penteado, 40, admitted eight offences of dishonestly or knowingly claiming the benefits while not declaring he earned thousands from the BBC for the show.
Penteado, from Bournemouth who co-hosts the programme with Matt Allwright, was warned he could face jail and he was granted bail while a pre-sentence report is prepared.
The case was adjourned until July 17 at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.
BBC Rogue Trader presenter Dan Penteado pleaded guilty today at Bournemouth
magistrates' court to illegally obtaining housing and council tax benefit worth
Under changes brought in by the Welfare Reform Act in England, Scotland and Wales, minimum penalties will be £350, while cautions will no longer be an option. Other penalties coming into effect include an immediate 3 year loss of benefit for serious or organised benefit fraud or identity fraud.