Welfare cheat sentenced to nine months of home detention

Daily Examiner

A SOUTH Grafton woman who has faced court four times for defrauding government welfare was given a sentence of home detention on Monday.

Sharon Ann Stevens told Centrelink she earned $1292 between March 17 and June 23 2009 when she actually earned $7942 during that period.

In the same period she claimed $3877.48 on Newstart allowance from Centrelink.

She pleaded guilty to receiving financial advantage from a Commonwealth entity in Grafton Local Court on Monday and was sentenced to nine months home detention.

She was also ordered to repay the sum of $3493.12.

In its submission to the court the Department of Human Services said Stevens has three prior convictions for offences against Commonwealth Services Agencies.

Topics:  grafton court, home detention

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