Woman hid husband at home for 17 years to fraudulently claim £80k in benefits

Woman secretly hid husband in her house for 17 years to fraudulently claim ?80k in benefits
Janet Pritchard claimed to be a single parent (Picture: Facebook)

A married woman falsely claimed nearly £80,000 by keeping her husband secretly hidden in her house – for 17 years.

Janet Pritchard, 54, pretended to be a single mum to claim state benefits from 1998 until 2015.

But for the entire time she was living with her husband David at home with their kids.

Prosecutor Steven Donoghue said: ‘She claimed to be living as a single parent with children, but she was living with her husband all the time.

‘These were different types of benefits, including council tax benefits… Read the full story

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