Jail these leeches; YourSay.
I WAS amazed to read that a woman who fraudulently claimed more than pounds 25,000 in benefits was given a suspended sentence A sentence given after the formal conviction of a crime that the convicted person is not required to serve.
In criminal cases a trial judge has the ability to suspend the sentence of a convicted person. and that the judge thought that she was unlikely to do it again, when in effect on the proviso that she does not "do it again" for 18 months she and others of her ilk have been given virtual carte blanche CARTE BLANCHE. The signature of an individual or more, on a while. paper, with a sufficient space left above it to write a note or other writing.
2. In the course of business, it not unfrequently occurs that for the sake of convenience, signatures in blank are to do exactly that again.
The report does not say whether any of the money must be repaid, which begs the question: if not, why not? Would it not make more sense that this type of fraud committed by these leeches on society should attract an automatic custodial sentence calculated pro rata [Latin, Proportionately.] A phrase that describes a division made according to a certain rate, percentage, or share.
In a Bankruptcy case, when the debtor is insolvent, creditors generally agree to accept a pro rata share of what is owed to them. to the amount of money falsely claimed.
That would let these people know exactly what they are risking and give the rest of the taxpaying, mortgage-paying, bill-paying community a little more respect for our judicial system.
B Taylor, Kings Heath