A Brazilian woman had away £191,871 in benefits by claiming she had 12 children despite only one of them having ever lived in the UK.
Do you know a ‘Brazilian’ waxing in Brazil is called a ‘Hitler’?
Anyway Fabiola Peixe Dantas, 49, of Cross Way, Harlesden was jailed for 27 months after an investigation by Brent Council found that she only had four children with only one having lived with her before they returned to Brazil enabling her to rent out the unused rooms in her house and earn more money by sub-letting.
Harrow Crown Court heard how she received £191,871 in housing and council tax benefits over a 12 year period from 1999 until 2011. Gor blimey doesn’t anyone check these claims especially when a foreigner is claiming for 12 ‘saucepan lids’ (kids).
Dantas spent her ill-gotten shed loads of taxpayers’ cash on flash holidays and expensive ‘jam jars’ (cars).
Harrow court heard that Dantas, who was living in a four-bed house in Harlesden, north-west London, posed as a single parent and said she was working as a cleaner to fiddle the benefits system, but was caught out on December 15th last year.
She conned the council over 12 years by sending in fake documents from employers and landlords.
Dantas was remanded in custody after being refused bail following her arrest in December when police and officers from the UK Border Agency raided her home. At least she wasn’t able to scarper back to Brazil.
Dantas had started her scam while living in Montrose Avenue, Queen’s Park, in 1999, keeping up the pretence when she moved to Harlesden.