Benefit fraudster gets £300 fine

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Emma Brennan of Great Eccleston has been ordered to pay £445 after committing benefit fraud.

She received over £3,500 in housing and council tax benefits after lodging fraudulent claim forms and falsifying a rent book and tenancy agreement, despite living rent free in her father’s caravan. She pleaded guilty to five offences at Fleetwood Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay a fine of £330 and costs of £100.