Benefits Cheat Mum Took Family On £15k Disneyland Trip After Hiding £170k Nest Egg


A BENEFITS cheat took her family on a £15,000 Disneyland trip after hiding a £170,000 nest-egg.

Christine Angell, 61, claimed she was broke and pocketed £47,316 over 5½ years despite landing two inheritances from her partner and brother.

Wales News Service Christine Angell, 61, took her family on a £15,000 Disneyland trip to California after pocketing nearly £50,000 in benefits over five years

Alamy Angell said she was broke despite receiving two inheritances from her partner and her brother

She also received up to £3,750 a month from her brother’s Swiss assets.

Angell, who had five bank accounts, got housing and employment benefits.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Jones said Angell took her family on the Disneyland trip and another holiday to Orlando in Florida.

Mr Jones said: “The money was inherited from her brother and partner.

Wales News Service Angell had five bank accounts and received housing and employment benefits

“Her benefits were paid on the basis that she would inform the authorities of any changes in her circumstances.”

A court heard she wrongly claimed £47,315.97 over five-and-a-half-years in housing benefit and employment and support allowance

Department for Work and Pensions found she was receiving large sums of money which she did not declare.

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