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Benefit Fraud Mother Jailed For Four Years

May 24, 2013

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A mother of eight who fraudulently received £350,000 in benefits and tax credits has been jailed for four years.

Amanda Webber, 43, claimed five of her children had disabilities and medical conditions affecting their mobility.

But Brighton Crown Court heard the children were active and took part in drama and dance. Some even auditioned for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show.

Webber was told she was guilty of one of the biggest single benefit fraud overpayments ever recorded.

She received the benefits over an eight-year period from 2002.

On Thursday Webber, from Sussex, was found guilty of 23 out of 24 charges she faced, including fraud, obtaining a money transfer by deception and obtaining property by deception.

She was cleared of one count of making a false representation.

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