East Retford: Woman claimed benefits from Holland

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An East Retford woman has pleaded guilty to falsely claimed almost £25,000 in benefits.

Barbara Talbot, 65, of Armstrong Road, admitted continuing to claim pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit despite spending most of her time in Holland.

Ruth Snowdin told the court how Talbot moved overseas with her partner, leaving family members in the home paid for by housing benefit.

Andrew Osborne, mitigating, said Talbot had not thought about her benefit situation while overseas, and has agreed methods to pay back the money.

Talbot will be sentenced on 27th June after probation reports.