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74-year-old spared prison over PS21,000 pension credit fraud.

A 74-YEAR-OLD woman accused of a PS21,000 benefit fiddle had been disowned by close family members, a court heard.

Josephine Robinson, of Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, failed to tell the Department for Work and Pensions that between 2012 and 2016 she was living as part of a married couple.

After her husband's death, she didn't declare income from a private pension that affected her entitlement to pension credit.

Mrs Robinson was told by the magistrates at Llandudno that she had come very close to being Magistrate Toby Prosser told her: "It was close to custody. It was a serious amount of money you were overpaid."

Prosecutor Diane Williams said she was repaying PS11 a week.

Simon Sargent, defending, said Robinson was embarrassed and ashamed. It was her first court appearance and she regretted her actions.

Mr Sargent said at first she had depression and left matters to her late husband. She then "stuck her head in the sand."

A probation officer said Robinson's sons had turned their backs on her and she felt extremely

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Sep 3, 2018
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