Dover benefit fraud who claimed £38k ran two marathons

A fraudster posing as a 'frail old man' pocketed more than £38,000 in disability benefits despite running the London Marathon twice.

Graham Totterdell, 72, claimed to have suffered injuries so serious he required a Zimmer frame and relied on his wife to get around, bathe and even use the toilet.

Shameless Totterdell, who claimed lower back and shoulder problems rendered him '70 per cent disabled', was claiming disability living allowance when he ran the grueling 26-mile races and other running activities.

After he admitted fraud, his 48-year-old wife April is on trial for a similar charge.

Graham Totterdell, right, ran two London Marathons while claiming to be 70 per cent disabled and now wife April Totterdell, left, faces charges that she signed forms allowing him to claim £38,491 in disability benefits

Graham Totterdell, right, ran two London Marathons while claiming to be 70 per cent disabled and now wife April Totterdell, left, faces charges that she signed forms allowing him to claim £38,491 in disability benefits

Prosecuting, Ian Foinette told Canterbury Crown Court Totterdell claimed £38,491 in disability benefit for six years between September 2009 and May 2015.

Mrs Totterdell is alleged to have completed and signed some of his application forms.

Mr Foinette described any possibility she did so 'under

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