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Cop threat to Katona con mum; FRAUD.

A JUDGE yesterday warned Kerry Katona's benefit cheat mum she will be arrested if she doesn't show up at court.

Susan Katona, 48, has admitted wrongly claiming more than pounds 6,000 while she had thousands in the bank.

But she has failed to attend court five times claiming she suffers from agoraphobia - a fear of open spaces.

Her lawyers even asked for her to appear via video link.

District judge Bridget Knight adjourned the case at Runcorn magistrates' court yesterday and said an arrest warrant will be issued if she doesn't turn up next time.

She said: "I am concerned she has never attended court. I have had defendants with agoraphobia and they have appeared in court."

Katona claimed council tax allowance for her home in Warrington, Cheshire, and income support for 12 years.

But she had pounds 46,000 from publishing deals and gifts from ex-Atomic Kitten Kerry.

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Date:Jul 22, 2008
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