Benefit cheat paying back 50K at nine quid a week!

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A BENEFITS cheat who ripped off nearly £50,000 has got 106 YEARS to pay it back.
Lee-Anne Jennings, 42, was ordered to settle her debt at just £9 a week.

The mother of three raked in the cash over five years by not telling authorities her husband had moved back in with her.

Her scam was rumbled after Department for Work and Pensions investigators received an anonymous tip-off.

They found that a car outside Jennings's house in Southampton was registered to husband Roy - who took home £300 a week as a lorry driver and later worked for ship repairers.



Read more: Benefits cheat given 106 YEARS to pay back nearly £50,000 | The Sun |News

It grips my shit that once they catch up with this sort of scum the courts then let them waltz out the door with what amounts to sweet f**k all. No doubt they let her keep enough benefits to keep her face stuffed with tabs, the wide screen plugged into Sky and a weekly trip to the bingo etc.

By the way Roy (the husband) is clearly too lazy to **** if he's gone back to shagging that munter!
 
#3
Does she really need two eyes, two kidneys, two lungs? Could the courts not realise some value from these assets?
 
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#6
Husband earns £300 a week as a lorry driver? what does he do work a half week?

Why don't they just send the Bailiffs in? since when has a new flatscreen TV and whatever other shite they spent £10K a year on been a prerequisite to basic standards of living?!!! If you just charged her just 1% interest PA on £50K she would have to pay back a Tenner a week.....

When is this country going to get a spine when dealing with people
 
#10
So, let me get this right . . the guy who ripped off £26,000 worth of Tracy Emins artworks got 16 months. The woman who ripped off £50,000 of tax-payers money gets . . zip. And the law-makers and judiciary wonder why the public have lost faith in the system.
 
#12
It's been widely recognised that most judges live in complete different world than the rest of society & I agree this kind of thing makes society blood boil

Then you hear the judges plead they are restricted by the Government, justice is still not improving

Mind you as were all fully aware these cases are not unusual due to the fact they know that even after milking the system for what it's worth the punishment is laughable
 
#13
From 2009 - In the UK it is estimated that each new prison place costs £119,000 and that the annual average cost for each prisoner exceeds £40,000
But while she is inside she can't steal any more money. I'd rather pay more taxes and see someone punished than have a weak justice system that offers no deterrent.
 
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From 2009 - In the UK it is estimated that each new prison place costs £119,000 and that the annual average cost for each prisoner exceeds £40,000
Aside from giving the ******* bread and water and so cut costs, placing people in nick for their thieving off the state might deter other people from screwing over the taxpayer for 50k a time
 
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the judge didn't send her to prison as her 2 kids would have to be taken into care the paper said, errr no seeing as daddy was happy to move back in daddy can ******* look after his spawn and pay child minders if need be!!!
 
#16
don't understand this, they could bang her up. Husband is resident at home. I'm sure he could look after kids while his partner went to jail or maybe he could have grown a pair and taken responsibility for their 'joint enterprise'.

Obviously either way would mean they would be still claiming some form of benefit but at a reduced rate and liveable amount. If we don't make examples of people like this everyone can do the same. This does not show that it is better to work!

the 'outrage' ticket collector has just asked for my ticket to board the bus, fcuk paying I'm off
 
#17
don't understand this, they could bang her up. Husband is resident at home. I'm sure he could look after kids while his partner went to jail or maybe he could have grown a pair and taken responsibility for their 'joint enterprise'.
I don't think having kids should be a decider anyway, should only childless people go to pokey?
 
#18
Stacker I take your point and it is one way of looking at it, but that would mean that we would have to classify financial fraud on the government and society alongside rape, murder, gbh or imprisonable offences etc. In this case with 2 co-habiting adults wittingly committing a financial fraud over a prolonged period, I feel that imprisonment is the right outcome.

Stick's head over parapet:

If it was only the mother committing this prolonged financial fraud, I would look at the children's welfare first. i.e. Is there immediate family to look after them when mother is inside? Be it father or grandparents. Are the Local council capable of looking after the children until the mother comes out of prison. Can they (Children) be reasonably be fostered until mother comes out of jail.

And yes, I haven't answered the question. the jury's out.

I suppose really it boils down to whether it can be worked out that the crime was committed for the benefit of the children or lifestyle of the parents.

good question stacker. life is not black and white but GREY
 

Command_doh

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#19
Send her to a Thai prison. 30 to a room, no beds, poor sanitation. Drill every morning, no chance of parole. If we paid the Thai Government to build prisons in the NE of the country it would cost virtually **** all in the long term.
 
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comman duh

non starter, as she'll get pregnant before or during her short stay in thai prison and be sent back for umaniteriun reasons, been done already in the past 18 months for a drug smuggler.
 

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