A mother of three from Medway has admitted to falsely claiming more than £33,000 in benefits. 33 year-old Louise Simpson from Gillingham failed to notify the authorities that her circumstances had changed and that she was living with a partner.
She continued to claim housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support for four years.
She pleaded guilty to 9 charges at Chatham Magistrates Court of dishonestly failing to notify her change in circumstances.
She was given a six month sentence (suspended for 2 years) and was ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work.
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