26 Jul 2016

Long benefit fraud by Mr Universe hopeful

A former Mr Universe contestant who claimed he had a bad back has been jailed for benefit fraud.

Malcolm Sherratt, 64, claimed more than £46,000 in disability benefits over eight years, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said. He had told authorities he needed help dressing and going to the toilet.

Sherratt, from Stoke-on-Trent, was jailed for 12 months after being secretly filmed by the DWP working out at a gym.

He previously admitted two counts of false representation and three counts of making a dishonest representation.

Sherrat began making claims three weeks after taking part in Mr Universe 2007.

He told authorities he needed help cooking and washing and sometimes needed a wheelchair or sticks, the DWP said. But officials discovered he worked out twice a day and filmed him lifting weights.

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