A Papanui mother-of-three who lied about being in a relationship for nine years has now admitted benefit fraud charges totalling $176,677.
A top-end benefit fraudster just avoided an early start to a jail term the judge described as “inevitable” for offending totalling $347,408, after asking for a second sentencing delay.
A woman’s benefit frauds over more than seven years clocked up overpayments totalling $208,945.
A 70-year-old retired hospital worker faces a $347,408 bill after 20 years of benefit fraud.
A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that she was put under pressure to commit benefit fraud to support her family in Samoa.
A 62-year-old Christchurch grandmother has been jailed for benefit fraud totalling nearly quarter of a million dollars.
It was “unbelievable” that benefit payments were continuing for a Christchurch grandmother who admitted rorting the welfare system out of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, said a judge as he remanded her for sentence.
A woman who dishonestly received benefits totalling over $355,000 was jailed for more than three years in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 39-year-old woman was jailed for two years five months for benefit fraud totalling $169,599, which will mostly never be recovered.
The Red Cross will get a chance to say how a woman’s fraudulent quake hardship claims affected it ahead of her sentencing next week in the Christchurch District Court.