12 Jun 2017

Benefit thief whinges over sentence

A model is facing a prison sentence after refusing to turn up for her community service because she did not want to “mix with scallies” on the bus.

Chelsey Harwood, a transgender webcam girl and model who rose to fame through internet series This Is Liverpool, was tagged and given a community service order after stealing £25,000 of taxpayers’ money.

She was also given a suspended sentence of four months for benefit fraud.

But Chelsey is now facing an immediate jail term after brazenly flouting the conditions of her community order.

The 29-year-old told the Liverpool Echo she hadn’t shown up for her service because she didn’t want to get the bus.

She said: "I haven’t got public transport in years, I couldn’t even tell you how much a bus costs. I would not get a bus unless they paid for it. How do they expect me to get there?"

Chelsey claims her community service placement is 26 miles away and starts at 9am, so she is unable to make it in on time.

She added: "I don’t want to mix with scallies on the bus. Don’t get me wrong I love a scally, I like spending time with scallies – but that’s when I choose to spend time with scallies. Not when it’s forced on me, do you know what I mean?"

A Liverpool Crown Court letter revealed she has failed to turn up to two community service appointments and the judge will consider if she should face a prison term.

Chelsey has claimed that she should not be subjected to unpaid work because she has mental health problems, and her legal team was fighting the ruling.

She has also complained that the tag placed on her has left her unable to go on any dates and has ruined her single lifestyle.

She added: "I’ve got so many plans for the next few months that it would ruin. I’m going to see Queen and I’m going down to London for the launch of a swingers club."


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