Gravesend mum-of-three Mary Cole handed 300 hours of unpaid work for benefit fraud
by Julia Roberts
A mum who falsely claimed more than £43,000 in
benefits has been ordered to carry out a staggering 300
hours in unpaid work.
A judge at Maidstone Crown Court made the unusual move of
imposing the maximum amount of hours that can be undertaken in a
year as part of a suspended sentence.
It comes after the court heard how for eight years mum-of-three
Mary Cole fraudulently applied for income support and housing and
council tax benefits.
The 40-year-old, of Ingoldsby Road, Gravesend, admitted a series
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