Benefits cheat claimed £66,000 in dead mother’s name to gamble in Las Vegas
A woman who stole £66,000 from her dead mother’s pension pot to gamble away in Las Vegas has been spared jail.
Maria Blacklock, 58, moved to Vegas with her mother, Phyllis Millman, in the mid-2000s.
But when Phyllis died in June 2011, Blacklock falsified certificates to make it look like her mother was still alive and even pretended to be her over the phone.
BBC iPlayer is going to have a dramatic change that will affect you She used credit cards to spend her state pension and money from a private fund.
Blacklock spent it on gambling at casinos in Vegas but was caught when she moved back to... read more
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