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Enfield woman claimed more than £50,000 in housing benefits gets suspended prison sentence
A fraudster who claimed more than £50,000 in housing benefits has been given a nine-month suspended prison sentence.
Emma Bucknor-Smartt of Enstone Road, Brimsdown, was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court to do 200 hours of community service.
The 43-year-old had pleaded guilty to claiming £52,783 in housing benefit and £4,763 in council tax benefit.
Bucknor-Smartt began falsely claiming housing and council tax benefits in November 2005. She claimed she was unemployed lone parent, but the Brimsdown woman was actually working full time and owner a property under her married name.
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