A couple on disability who were responsible for leeching $80,000 over the years, were recently discovered after the man in the relationship was filmed at the gym lifting heavy weights. Supposedly not able to stand both of the freeloading duo were filmed by undercover investigators doing such and have since been charged with fraud.
Timothy Abbott, 53, and his wife Janette, 46, have been claiming disability, council tax and housing benefits since back in 1998. Although they had previously claimed even the inability to walk and the necessary use of a wheel chair, Timothy was busted on film as he endured through a vigorous workout of running, lifting weights, and even a ski machine.
Along with this, Janette was also filmed by investigators walking unassisted through a grocery store and even going so far as to lift a heavy shoulder bag. They have both plead guilty to several charges of “failing to notify the DWP of a change in circumstances,” and Timothy was also hit with, “two counts of making a fraudulent non-payment of income tax.”
It’s really a shame to see that people take advantage of the situation like this. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.