Southampton mum falsely claimed income support

Mum swindled £23,000 in false benefits claims

Mum swindled £23,000 in false benefits claims

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Court Reporter

A Southampton mum of three duped authorities into paying her about £23,000 in false claims for benefits.

Roxanne Munday, 26, filled in applications for income support, housing and council tax benefits without disclosing she had a partner who lived with her.

The city crown court heard she got away with the scam for more than three years before she was found out.

Munday, of Tatwin Crescent, admitted three benefit fraud charges.

Prosecutor Ed Elton alleged the claims were fraudulent from the outset but Nicola Attwood, defending, said Munday’s partner was not living there all the time.

“She accepts full responsibility but he was coming and going. She has shown genuine remorse, and he was fully aware she was making these false claims.”

Munday received a 12-month suspended sentence with a 120-hour community work order and told she must pay a £100 victim surcharge fee.

Recorder Paul Garlick QC said he accepted Munday had three young children, had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and was repaying the cash.

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1:14pm Wed 28 May 14

Mary80 says...

Let these benefits cheats live the life of someone disabled for a month might make them stop stealing money from those of us who NEED it to live on
Let these benefits cheats live the life of someone disabled for a month might make them stop stealing money from those of us who NEED it to live on Mary80
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Wed 28 May 14

massimoosti says...

Crime: Obtaining monies by deceit to the sum of £23,000 tax free

Punishment: 12-month suspended sentence with a 120-hour community work order and told she must pay a £100 victim surcharge fee (A.K.A FECK ALL)

Where can I sign up for some of that ?
Crime: Obtaining monies by deceit to the sum of £23,000 tax free Punishment: 12-month suspended sentence with a 120-hour community work order and told she must pay a £100 victim surcharge fee (A.K.A FECK ALL) Where can I sign up for some of that ? massimoosti
  • Score: 10

4:02pm Wed 28 May 14

Outside of the Box says...

Of course her partner was living with her all the time, anyone who knows her knows that he was.
Of course her partner was living with her all the time, anyone who knows her knows that he was. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 7

4:18pm Wed 28 May 14

bigfella777 says...

They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there.
They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there. bigfella777
  • Score: 6

4:41pm Wed 28 May 14

Outside of the Box says...

bigfella777 wrote:
They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there.
They could probably do that in Woolston as well
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there.[/p][/quote]They could probably do that in Woolston as well Outside of the Box
  • Score: 3

6:14pm Wed 28 May 14

thesouth says...

People moan about foreigners coming over here for work but I would happily swap one of them for people like her anyday
People moan about foreigners coming over here for work but I would happily swap one of them for people like her anyday thesouth
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Wed 28 May 14

albi says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there.
They could probably do that in Woolston as well
... and Merryoak and Weston etc etc etc. The guys processing the benefit forms must think there's a serious single parent family issue in Southampton.
(Saying that, I'm not saying single parent families are neccessarily a bad thing, some kids are better off with their parents living seperately rather than together in a toxic relationship and some single parents do a great job. I'm merely pointing out the disproportionant number of single parent claims that must be coming through the system based on the number of people that I've heard falsely claim)
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: They could probably knock on doors every night and catch loads of people doing the same, standard behaviour over there.[/p][/quote]They could probably do that in Woolston as well[/p][/quote]... and Merryoak and Weston etc etc etc. The guys processing the benefit forms must think there's a serious single parent family issue in Southampton. (Saying that, I'm not saying single parent families are neccessarily a bad thing, some kids are better off with their parents living seperately rather than together in a toxic relationship and some single parents do a great job. I'm merely pointing out the disproportionant number of single parent claims that must be coming through the system based on the number of people that I've heard falsely claim) albi
  • Score: 2

6:27pm Wed 28 May 14

forest hump says...

I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit?
I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit? forest hump
  • Score: 2

6:54pm Wed 28 May 14

Mary80 says...

Its bloody hard to prove you are genuine how the FECK are these 'tards getting away with cheating the system
Its bloody hard to prove you are genuine how the FECK are these 'tards getting away with cheating the system Mary80
  • Score: 3

7:52pm Wed 28 May 14

InsomnyaBorealys says...

Yeah and see most benefits claimants fraud are not east Europeans because they actually are prepared to work hard and not stuff our face s on benefits and breed to get child benefit. Time all these ukip voters got a grip on the situation instead of reading anti east euro propaganda all the time. Sick fat disgusting country like america good riddance if u leave the EU and run back to your yank masters mind the door doesn't slam in your face.
Yeah and see most benefits claimants fraud are not east Europeans because they actually are prepared to work hard and not stuff our face s on benefits and breed to get child benefit. Time all these ukip voters got a grip on the situation instead of reading anti east euro propaganda all the time. Sick fat disgusting country like america good riddance if u leave the EU and run back to your yank masters mind the door doesn't slam in your face. InsomnyaBorealys
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Wed 28 May 14

freakout says...

It's been rported many times to the benefit agency about a bloke who is claiming sickness and various other benefits as he is unfit for work ,Fair enough he had a heart attack a few years ago but he is claiming single persons rents out his council place while living up the country with his long term girlfriend in her council property and she too is claimming many benefits ,I know he gets £500 a month cash in hand for his place .Also a bird i know is on every benefit has been for 10 years plus has council place but her partner has his own gaff works full time they spend 4 days at his and 3 days at hers ,Best of both worlds admits they wont get married even thou thats how there living and getting all benefits of the tax payers .
It's been rported many times to the benefit agency about a bloke who is claiming sickness and various other benefits as he is unfit for work ,Fair enough he had a heart attack a few years ago but he is claiming single persons rents out his council place while living up the country with his long term girlfriend in her council property and she too is claimming many benefits ,I know he gets £500 a month cash in hand for his place .Also a bird i know is on every benefit has been for 10 years plus has council place but her partner has his own gaff works full time they spend 4 days at his and 3 days at hers ,Best of both worlds admits they wont get married even thou thats how there living and getting all benefits of the tax payers . freakout
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Wed 28 May 14

Mary80 says...

So i could commit a crime but as long as i was "genuinely sorry" i can get away with it?
So i could commit a crime but as long as i was "genuinely sorry" i can get away with it? Mary80
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Wed 28 May 14

southamptonadi says...

forest hump wrote:
I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit?
Because everyone who is convicted pays it, it does not go to the victim of your crime, it goes into a pot and is handed out to victims as compensation etc, we taxpayers used to pay it but the government felt it was a better idea to get the criminals to pay it.

Confiscate her car, tv and everyone else she owns as proceeds of crime.

This is rife in southampton so many people are at it,

I'm sure if the government got together with banks, deal, insurance companies and cross referenced all the single mums, a lot of men will appear somewhere on a paper trail at their addresses
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit?[/p][/quote]Because everyone who is convicted pays it, it does not go to the victim of your crime, it goes into a pot and is handed out to victims as compensation etc, we taxpayers used to pay it but the government felt it was a better idea to get the criminals to pay it. Confiscate her car, tv and everyone else she owns as proceeds of crime. This is rife in southampton so many people are at it, I'm sure if the government got together with banks, deal, insurance companies and cross referenced all the single mums, a lot of men will appear somewhere on a paper trail at their addresses southamptonadi
  • Score: 2

1:05am Thu 29 May 14

southy says...

massimoosti wrote:
Crime: Obtaining monies by deceit to the sum of £23,000 tax free

Punishment: 12-month suspended sentence with a 120-hour community work order and told she must pay a £100 victim surcharge fee (A.K.A FECK ALL)

Where can I sign up for some of that ?
What she done is wrong and should be punish, What about the top end of the scale theses who rob the country of billions in none payment of tax and are allowed to get away with it, or the mp and lords and there fiddles
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Crime: Obtaining monies by deceit to the sum of £23,000 tax free Punishment: 12-month suspended sentence with a 120-hour community work order and told she must pay a £100 victim surcharge fee (A.K.A FECK ALL) Where can I sign up for some of that ?[/p][/quote]What she done is wrong and should be punish, What about the top end of the scale theses who rob the country of billions in none payment of tax and are allowed to get away with it, or the mp and lords and there fiddles southy
  • Score: -1

6:14am Thu 29 May 14

townieboy says...

Why even print these kind of case ? Not a deterent to others, more like encouraging fraud because we all know a single mother is immune to the any law on account of her kids, common knowledge. BORING ECHO.
Why even print these kind of case ? Not a deterent to others, more like encouraging fraud because we all know a single mother is immune to the any law on account of her kids, common knowledge. BORING ECHO. townieboy
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Thu 29 May 14

forest hump says...

southamptonadi wrote:
forest hump wrote:
I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit?
Because everyone who is convicted pays it, it does not go to the victim of your crime, it goes into a pot and is handed out to victims as compensation etc, we taxpayers used to pay it but the government felt it was a better idea to get the criminals to pay it.

Confiscate her car, tv and everyone else she owns as proceeds of crime.

This is rife in southampton so many people are at it,

I'm sure if the government got together with banks, deal, insurance companies and cross referenced all the single mums, a lot of men will appear somewhere on a paper trail at their addresses
Thanks S nadi. appreciate your detailed reply
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: I struggle to understand "victim surcharge". She ought to have the book chucked at her but what's the deal with the victim bit?[/p][/quote]Because everyone who is convicted pays it, it does not go to the victim of your crime, it goes into a pot and is handed out to victims as compensation etc, we taxpayers used to pay it but the government felt it was a better idea to get the criminals to pay it. Confiscate her car, tv and everyone else she owns as proceeds of crime. This is rife in southampton so many people are at it, I'm sure if the government got together with banks, deal, insurance companies and cross referenced all the single mums, a lot of men will appear somewhere on a paper trail at their addresses[/p][/quote]Thanks S nadi. appreciate your detailed reply forest hump
  • Score: 0

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