Loughton benefit cheat given suspended sentence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Oxley-Martin was sentenced yesterday at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court Oxley-Martin was sentenced yesterday at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court

A woman who fraudulently claimed benefits for more than five years has been handed a suspended sentence.

Lucinder Oxley-Martin, 49, of The Broadway, Loughton, dishonestly claimed income support from December 19, 2005, until February 18, 2011.

Chelmsford magistrates yesterday sentenced her to five weeks in prison, suspended for six months, as well as a six-month supervision order and a four-week curfew.

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8:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

So defraud the system for 6 years and get off Scott free effectively?
No mention of reimbursement either so the taxpayers money has gone down the Swanny.
So defraud the system for 6 years and get off Scott free effectively? No mention of reimbursement either so the taxpayers money has gone down the Swanny. Villagecranberry
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10:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
So defraud the system for 6 years and get off Scott free effectively? No mention of reimbursement either so the taxpayers money has gone down the Swanny.
Dont often agree with dear old Cornbeefer but he has a point
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: So defraud the system for 6 years and get off Scott free effectively? No mention of reimbursement either so the taxpayers money has gone down the Swanny.[/p][/quote]Dont often agree with dear old Cornbeefer but he has a point tjm01
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

faro0485 says...

How did they specifically determine that she was a benefit cheat? Saying "she failed to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of her change in circumstances" doesn't really explain much.
How did they specifically determine that she was a benefit cheat? Saying "she failed to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of her change in circumstances" doesn't really explain much. faro0485
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Brisbane says...

Disgraceful that people like this are not even given community service, the number of hours of which could be determined by dividing the amount of unreturned money by the minimum wage.
Disgraceful that people like this are not even given community service, the number of hours of which could be determined by dividing the amount of unreturned money by the minimum wage. Brisbane
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