Disabled Teachers £14k benefit fraud

A teacher has been convicted of falsely claiming nearly £14.000 in benefits.
Kelly Hopkin was originally granted disability payments in 2008 because of a back injury. But a video posted YouTube in 2011 – which was found by the Department of Work and Pensions – shows her praising successful surgery to treat the problem.

The 35-year-old, from Rugeley in Staffordshire, pleaded not guilty of failing to report a change in circumstances. But she was convicted by Burton magistrates court and ordered to pay back £13,866.

Daily Express 30th October 2014, p.11.

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