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Gravesend mother sentenced for falsely claiming £6,000 benefits
A GRAVESEND mother who falsely claimed more than £6,000 in housing and council tax benefits has been sentenced.
Kathleen Lee, of Darnley Street, failed to declare to Gravesham Council her husband had started full-time employment.
The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to promptly declare changes in circumstances under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.
Dartford magistrates sentenced Lee to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered her to pay £100 costs.
She must pay back £139 a month to clear the amount falsely claimed.
To report a benefit cheat, call Gravesham Council between 8.45am and 5pm on 01474 33 7231, leave a voicemail on 01474 33 7400 or visit gravesham.gov.uk/fraud