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27 Mar 2020

Lying Plymouth gran jailed for £50,000 benefit fraud

A lying grandmother has been jailed for cheating more than £50,000 in benefits by claiming she was disabled when she was working as a cleaner.

Emma Lagrue, aged 53, said she could not walk far but was busy earning money ironing and vacuum cleaning, a court heard.

She pocketed four types of disability and other benefits for six years before she was caught by investigators.

Jailing her for 33 weeks, a judge said that immediate imprisonment was necessary because she had swindled £51,293 over such a long period.

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