A 46-year-old woman has been given a suspended 12 week custodial sentence after pleading guilty to benefit fraud after dishonestly claiming over £9000.
Penny Smith was charged with dishonestly obtaining Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Income Support between July 2011 and February 2013.
Mrs Smith, from St Ebbes, claimed a total of £9075.33 and was sentenced at Oxford Magistrates’ Court to 12 weeks custody suspended for 12 months. She also has to obey a three month curfew between the hours of 6pm and 6am as well as paying £350 costs.
She will have to pay back the overpaid benefit to both Oxford City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.
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