1 Dec 2014

"Single" parent jailed

A 36-year-old woman from Margate has been jailed for 8 months after she pleaded guilty to wrongfully claiming tax credits and benefits for 4 years.

Emma Truscott claimed tax credits and other benefits as a lone parents while living with her partner for four years.

Between the tax years of 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2014, she received more than £54,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled.


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