Mother-of-two, 27, swindled £14,500 in benefits

Katie Moran, 27, claimed Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensioners on the grounds that she was a single mum-of-two and had no income or savings, despite having a long term partner

Katie Moran, 27, claimed Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensioners on the grounds that she was a single mum-of-two and had no income or savings, despite having a long term partner

A benefits cheat claimed more than £14,500 after telling authorities she was a single mother-of-two with no income or savings, despite sharing a home with her partner.   

Katie Moran claimed Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensioners on the grounds that she was a single mum-of-two and had no income or savings. 

The 27-year-old, of Daisy Bank, Bacup, Lancashire, was overpaid £14,466.83 worth of benefits over a 14-month period from February 22, 2016 to May 1, 2017. 

Moran pleaded guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court to dishonestly making a false statement or representation to the DWP to obtain Universal Credit. 

She was given a 12-month community order with a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement, a four week curfew and ordered to pay £50 costs and an £85 victim surcharge. 

Prosecutor Andrew Robinson told the court that her claim was 'fraudulent from the

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