Benefit cheats to repay cash

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TWO benefit cheats dishonestly claimed more than £13,000 between them in housing, council tax and income support payments while living with their partners but claiming to be single.

Joanne Law, aged 26, from Victoria Street, Creswell, and 29-year-old Lisa Russon, of Model Village, Creswell, both admitted claiming benefits they were not entitled to when they appeared at Worksop Magistrates’ Court.

Law was fined £100 and Russon £70. Both were also ordered to pay costs of £100 and victim surcharges of £15. 

The pair have also been ordered to repay the benefits they claimed.