Benefit fraudster escapes prison

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

A woman was handed a nine- week prison sentence suspended for 12 months after fraudulently claiming more that £8,000.

Patricia Brettoner, 51, of Hatter Drive, admitted failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions about a change in circumstance connected to her partner’s income.

She was also ordered to pay £80 by Doncaster magistrates.