A charity cheater who had cheated £ 260,000 was caught when his partner was found in her bedside robbery.

Nasreen Akhtar had claimed that she was a disabled single mother who was too ill to work, but she lived with her partner and the investigators found a video of her dance at a wedding.

The 50-year-old has fraudulently confiscated a staggering six-figure amount from the Department of Labor and Pensions for payments made between 2002 and 2013.

The DWP released a covert investigation into which Akhtar has been detained for two years, according to BirminghamLive.



Nasreen Akhtar, 50, was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud

Akhtar's partner was found beating her home in Oldham, Lancashire, in her bed, prosecutors said.

She claimed she was "too sick to work" and had "poor mobility" and "significant care needs."

But she was traveling with her family and dancing at a wedding, the CPS said.

Akhtar admitted seven fraud cases against the local authority and the DWP.



Akhtar was seen dancing at a wedding

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She was detained at the Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

Simon Tunnicliffe of the Mersey Cheshire CPS fraud agency said it took three years for Akhtar to be tried after trying to stand trial.

He added, "This was a very complex case of performance fraud that was well above average.

"The CPS and the DWP took three years to bring this woman to justice, as she attempted, shortly after the start of her trial in 2017, to declare herself incapable of surviving the trial at the expense of the taxpayer.

"Earlier this year, we brought more convincing evidence that Ms. Akhtar was trying to fool the court, and the judge ruled that she was fit and healthy enough to stand trial.



The benefit cheater was seen out and about with her family

"On October 7, 2019, Ms. Akhtar pleaded guilty to the hearing in preparation for the case, given a well thought-out case and overwhelming evidence on seven cases of fraud against her local authority and the DWP.

"She has now been sentenced to two years in prison, and criminal proceedings will begin to recover taxpayer money that is urgently needed elsewhere."

Akhtar, as a single parent, had applied for housing allowances and tax breaks for a house she claimed was rented.

But she actually owned it with her partner, the CPS said.

As a single mother she also claimed income support if she owned other properties and had considerable savings.

According to the prosecutor, Akhtar, as a lone parent "too ill to work," had claimed incapacity to work as a person of "very low mobility and high care needs," as well as work and maintenance benefits.

But she was seen traveling with her family and dancing at a wedding.

A DWP spokesman said, "Beneficial fraud is a crime that diverts money from those who really need it, and in addition to any punishment imposed by the court, people have to repay all the money they have mistakenly received.

"We will not tolerate anyone fraudulently claiming benefits and will quickly investigate and assist our partners and prosecutors in bringing them to justice."

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