Mother Sandra Edwards, who claimed more than £11,000 in benefits she was not entitled to, has been spared an immediate prison sentence.And why was she not entitled to them?
The 45-year-old, pictured, failed to tell the authorities her partner had moved in with her, North Staffordshire magistrates heard yesterday.Ah. The usual.
Mr Ali added that Edwards has no previous convictions, but was cautioned in 2008 for failing to declare a change of her circumstances. That involved her not declaring she was working while claiming benefits.Ah. The other usual.
Mike Plaskitt, mitigating, said Edwards was genuinely remorseful and apologetic.Well, yes, no doubt. I bet she was the first time, as well…
"I think you can be very confident that she will not be repeating any further offending," said Mr Plaskitt.Why? She’s already repeated it once!