Liverpool benefit cheat couple are jailed
A Liverpool couple who admitted cheating the benefits system out of more than £115,000 by pretending to be a landlord and tenant have been jailed for 12 months.
Cheryl Patterson, from Woolton, claimed £89,000 over five years by telling authorities she was a single mother when she was living with her partner David Tracey, 36.
Tracey's father Denis was also fined £2,000 for dishonestly receiving housing benefit and receiving payment in error.
Yunus Mulla of BBC North West Tonight spoke to Ann O'Byrne, Labour member of Liverpool City Council.
15 Aug 2014
- From the section Manchester