Benefits cheat mother of four stole £27,000 while having £40,000 in savings
A BENEFITS cheat fraudulently claimed handouts while hiding tens of thousands in 12 undeclared bank accounts.
She was overpaid almost £30,000 before being caught in an investigation by the Department of Work and Pensions.
The fraudulent claims began after Khan, 52, split up with her husband, Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard.
Giving evidence, Khan told how she moved to the UK in 1991 after an arranged marriage but separated in 2011.
Khan, of Darlington Road, Stockton, wept as she was found guilty after trial of making false claims relating to income support, housing benefit and council tax dating back to July 2011.
Anne Mitchell, prosecuting, said: “The claim for income support was stopped when the defendant failed to provide information regarding a second property.
“She was also in receipt of housing benefit and council tax for herself and her four children on the basis she did not have capital over the applicable threshold.”
However evidence showed Khan had £37,438 saved in accounts which she had failed to declare. She was overpaid a total of £27,142.11.
“Yes, because I was saving it for a long time for my children,” Khan told the court.
“I didn’t know the accounts were in my name, they belonged to my children. I only had one bank account which belonged to myself.”
When asked whether she failed to declare the other 12 bank accounts because it would affect her qualification for benefits she replied, “No, I can say on oath I did not know anything about this.
“It took me 20 years to add up this money, which I thought belonged to my children and that one day they would be able to use it.”
“You have a lady without formal education, who spent the first 20 years of her life in Pakistan, before coming to the UK in circumstances which are troubling.
“She found herself living an isolated existence in a foreign country, without any mastery of the language let alone cultural issues.
“It is apparent that Mrs Khan had no knowledge of the western banking system.”
Khan, who has no previous convictions, will be sentenced at the same court on February 21.
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WHEY DO THEY GET WELFARE AND FREE HOUSING WHEN THEY HAD NONE IN LAND OF ORIGIN?
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WE NOW HAVE 15 GIRLS A DAY GETTING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN THE UK YET NO ONE EVER ARRESTED.
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