As my previous thread was closed by the MOD due to my cutting and pasting skills, I've just read an article on line from the Daily Mail where a reporter spent a day at court in Birmingham observing people who had commited Dole/Benefit fraud. Out of 18 cases that went to court non of the individuals were jailed and the majority are having to pay back their fines at a couple of quid a month. This flies in the face of a supposed Government crack down on said spongers of society. Most claimed although they had lived in the UK for a long period they didn't have the confidence to speak English. Convenience I'd say.......this fraud costs the country just over a BILLION pounds a year..... SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Can you spot the dole cheat? Eight of them appear in court in a single day and NONE of them are jailed | Mail Online Is the link...don't want to upset the MOD again.