Web tip leads to benefits cheat

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A tip-off over the internet resulted in a surveillance sting which exposed a young mother as a benefits cheat.

Danielle Hall’s home was watched by benefit fraud investigators who saw a man regularly leave the address in the early hours.

The mother-of-one had failed to reveal to the 
authorities that she was living with a man.

Hall, 24, of Chatsworth Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to two offences of fraud and two offences of dishonestly failing to 
provide information.

She was given a 12 months’ conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £15 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.