WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12252 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982715 Posts
49 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
85 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1933 Guests and 283 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2010
Incident at Westminster 1606
Martin Mcguinness dies 748
Offset number plates 519
Port Sunlight 356
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 292
What does this all mean? 254
black contiboard locally? 243
Planet Earth Tonight 232
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 216
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by granny
Yesterday at 11:02 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 10:01 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
Yesterday at 03:50 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
Yesterday at 01:18 PM
Incident at Westminster
by casper
Yesterday at 09:48 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:34 AM
33 lions
by granny
Yesterday at 12:03 AM
hi
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:51pm
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#760352 - 23rd Jan 2013 7:42am prison for mum of 3,
lemonhead Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 13th May 2011
Posts: 1735
Loc: rock ferry
A MOTHER-of-three who dishonestly obtained state benefits of 60,000 has been jailed for 12 months today.

Members of Patricia Highton's close family wept as the 44-year-old was led to the cells at Liverpool Crown Court.

She had denied six fraud offences and was convicted of three of them after a trial and was cleared of the other three.

Jailing Highton, of Stanley Court, Birkenhead, Judge Andrew Hatton said that the jury had acquitted her of those offences because they found that her husband was not living with her at the time.

But they had been satisfied that she had then continued to claim benefits after he had returned to the matrimonial home and he was working.

The court heard that their third child was born in January 2005 so it was clear that the couple had resumed their relationship by May the previous year and from then until October 2011 she had received benefits totalling more than 90,000.

He said that she would have been entitled to notional tax credits of in excess of 30,000 bringing the total overpayment to 60,000 spanning seven years.

Judge Hatton said he accepted she had experienced difficulties in her life but so did other people and they did not resort to taking money to which they were not entitled.

about time this happened to someone, at least us hard working familys can hold our heads up high, there sould be more sent down and told to pay it back

these people know they are doing wrong so why all the tears seeyu


Edited by lemonhead (23rd Jan 2013 7:47am)
_________________________
Jim Beam coke and ice

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#760360 - 23rd Jan 2013 9:03am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
neilmcc Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 12th Aug 2005
Posts: 507
Loc: moreton
Isn't it about time the government got this tough on all the immigrants milking the benefit system

Top
#760362 - 23rd Jan 2013 9:13am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
Alonso Offline
Addict

Registered: 29th Dec 2010
Posts: 256
Loc: Moreton
I think it's become an industry lemonhead. What this woman did must only be the tip of the iceberg. I dread to think how much is being stolen out of the system by foreign criminal gangs who are based here and living in all our major towns and cities, with all their aliases and bogus addresses. Maybe that's why the government capped the amount of benefits that people can receive...at least ensuring that only a fixed sum can be stolen by the dishonest claimants. But that won't stop the determined ones. And don't get me started on MP's expenses.

When my mother was bringing her family of 5 kids up back in the fifties, our dad was constantly off ill from his job as a docker with stomach troubles. He got no pay at all and really had nobody to turn to for financial support because in those days if you didn't go into the "pen" you got no pay.

I can't remember if my mum was in receipt of any sickness benefits from the State, but she did get a bit of family allowance. She wouldn't have dreamed of going anywhere near the social security department in Price Street for help, so us kids went without even the basics during those periods when our dad was ill.

Going to the social security was only one step away from the workhouse was her philosophy. National assistance was beneath her dignity, and there must have been thousands like her. Even free school meals weren't applied for, instead my brother and I each did a newspaper round and the shilling a day we received for that paid for our school lunches. I kid you not that's absolutely true. If we hadn't delivered the Echo to the masses we wouldn't have ate.

When Mrs Mac, the dinner lady of St Hughs (the Yozzers) used to shout seconds me and our kid used to dive across the other kids to get anything that was going. At least we got our monies worth. LOL!

Top
#760365 - 23rd Jan 2013 9:34am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: Alonso]
stanb Offline
Member

Registered: 1st Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Loc: wirral
Dead right there Alonso.My parents had 6 of us and dad worked at the bakery in price street.We had plenty of cakes but never any money.Never remember mam asking anyone for anything.

Top
#760367 - 23rd Jan 2013 9:42am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
brittone05 Offline
Member

Registered: 22nd Jul 2011
Posts: 81
Loc: United Kingdom
High time this happened! My hubby was one of 9 and his father, right up until he passed away 4 years ago never took a penny from the state! Even in his later years after retirement when poor health had taken a grip on him, he still paid for his own dental care, glasses etc and was insulted that Social Services advised him to claim state money when he had a private pension x

Top
#760386 - 23rd Jan 2013 11:20am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: stanb]
Alonso Offline
Addict

Registered: 29th Dec 2010
Posts: 256
Loc: Moreton
Originally Posted By: stanb
Dead right there Alonso.My parents had 6 of us and dad worked at the bakery in price street.We had plenty of cakes but never any money.Never remember mam asking anyone for anything.


I remember the Co-op bakery (horse and cart) man stopping in the the street. Mum used to spend a few coppers on cream buns if she had any money in her purse. That was in the fifties. My dad reckoned we were kept going on Quaker Oats and Wonderloaf... oh and Echo margarine to spread on the bread. He said that they used that stuff to grease the couplings to link up the lairage wagons taking the cows and sheep for slaughter. It was the cheapest margarine. Nobody worried about bloody cholesterol levels back then. Be a few more people alive if they had though.

Top
#760400 - 23rd Jan 2013 12:18pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: Alonso]
Capt_America Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1499
Loc: Wallasey
They only whinge, have emotional problems, or "illness" when they get caught. Just like the other thread where she narrowly avoided jail because she was "sick". Well they make me sick and I think that they make every other honest person sick too. Until they get caught, they are all laughing their socks off.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#760403 - 23rd Jan 2013 12:29pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
When my grandad was a kid, he lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. He used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when he got home 'is Dad would thrash 'im to sleep wi' his belt.

Top
#760423 - 23rd Jan 2013 1:57pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: Shambo]
stanb Offline
Member

Registered: 1st Sep 2012
Posts: 90
Loc: wirral
He was lucky to have a paper bag,we lived in a hole in the ground,went to bed before we got up,but on a lighter note,dad used to drive that horse and cart with the cakes on.

Top
#760429 - 23rd Jan 2013 2:21pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
stickybeak Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 30th Dec 2012
Posts: 37
Loc: wallasey
Excellent result , im sick of hearing about these people on the fiddle, everyone is finding it difficult to make ends meet, but we do anything we can to get by without screwing the system and the taxpayer

Top
#760444 - 23rd Jan 2013 2:58pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15988
Loc: New Brighton
I take it all that have responded are on the system.

A lot of negative comments here.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#760963 - 24th Jan 2013 10:54pm Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: _Ste_]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15988
Loc: New Brighton

Top
#760988 - 25th Jan 2013 12:47am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: _Ste_]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
I take it all that have responded are on the system.

Is this the same system Capt 'merica used to welcome people to? confused

Top
#760996 - 25th Jan 2013 5:36am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
Tatey Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 14th Apr 2009
Posts: 1412
Loc: New Brighton
I was a Co-op breadman for a while from Price Street, but I was lucky, they gave me a van! But it was interesting chatting with a couple of the old boys listening to their stories of horses & carts.

Top
#761020 - 25th Jan 2013 9:17am Re: prison for mum of 3, [Re: lemonhead]
Alonso Offline
Addict

Registered: 29th Dec 2010
Posts: 256
Loc: Moreton
It's not being on the system that's cause for concern, it's the blatant abuse of it that is. For what it's worth, I must be one of the lucky ones and have never had to ask for financial assistance for either myself or any member of my family in my life. Nor have any of my three surviving siblings who have all been successful and like me made it on a basic secondary modern education. I put theirs and my success down to a strong work ethic which our mother instilled into us all, oh and she taught us the value of money from a very early age. It's amazing how far the butter will spread on a slice of bread when you neither smoke, drink or gamble.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 7th Nov 2011
Posts: 73
Newest Members
Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990, Chippy, Onetoughcookie
12252 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station 51
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 6:53am
Sunset Tue 7:41pm
Local Time Tue 3:28am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me