Benefits cheat who claimed she could barely walk is caught at the GYM

August 26, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

A woman who said she could barely walk has been exposed as a benefits cheat – after she was caught going to the GYM.

Donna Prior, 49, pocketed more than £15,000 in handouts after claiming she needed help getting dressed, washing and climbing in and out of bed.

But investigators filmed her climbing steps, carrying bags of shopping and going to the gym for swimming and keep-fit classes.

Magistrates in Plymouth, Devon, found Prior guilty of two offences of dishonestly claiming disability money and making a false statement to obtain unemployment benefits.

She was spared jail but ordered to wear an electronic tag – although she won’t have to wear it for two weeks because of a holiday.

JPs heard that Prior had legitimately received disability benefit in 2011 because of a serious back problem but kept claiming the money in 2012 despite her condition improving.

She also claimed she was unemploye