A MOTHER of two who fiddled nearly £88,000 in benefits while living in Spain has been given more than 950 years to pay back the cash.
Jayne Kitching was ordered to pay up at a rate of just £7.65 per month – which will take her to the year 2977 to clear the debt.
Jayne Kitching was ordered to pay up at the rate of just £7.65 per month[/caption]
And based upon the average life expectancy of 80 for a woman from her home town of Grimsby that would leave a massive £84,683 unpaid, reports the Metro.
The 53-year-old claimed income support, disability living allowance and carers allowance but failed to reveal she had left the country.
In court, the mother of two admitted cheating the public revenue between July 2013 and August 2016.
She also admitted taking tax credit from HMRC and failing to tell the UK authorities her children had been taken into care in Spain.
Prosecuting, Nigel Clive said: “The money she claimed was used for ordinary day-to-day living costs and to pay Spanish legal teams over her childcare claims.
“There was no lavish lifestyle.”
The courts heard she has so far paid back £400.
“She gets £2,000-a-month now. She is repaying at £7.65 per month and there is no indication that she has any form of assets,” said Mr Clive.
The court was told she is currently the registered carer for one of her teenage children.
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She was given a 12 month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.
Recorder Abdul Iqbal QC said he was doing so as “an act of mercy towards her children” and to avoid them having to be taken into care.
“I hope you are thoroughly ashamed of your dishonesty,” he said.
The 53-year-old claimed income support, disability living allowance and carers allowance[/caption]