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Benefit fraudster Leicy Flisher from Plains Avenue, Maidstone, avoids jail

By Alan Smith

A benefit fraudster has been handed down a 360-day suspended sentence.

Leicy Flisher, a mother of three, from Plains Avenue, Maidstone, had made claims for Housing Benefit, Income Support and Jobseekers Allowance totalling £15,500 on the basis that she was a single mother.

But in fact Jason Kemp, her partner and the father of her children, had been living with her.

Leicy Flisher - benefit cheat (5320399)
Leicy Flisher - benefit cheat (5320399)

Flisher had been found guilty by magistrates at an earlier hearing of three counts of dishonestly making a false statement to obtain a benefit and one of failing to notify a change of circumstances between April 2015 and March 2017.

She appeared in court again today, where she was sentenced for 360 days in prison. It was suspended for two years.

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