Cheryl Prudham, a 34 year-old mother of 12 children had reportedly stolen over $12,000 in change from local parking meters.
Having been the subject of controversy in the media before, she had also recently collected over $49,000 in a year as welfare money.
Earning herself the nickname, “Queen of Benefits.”She had been spotted earlier in the year when she was out looking for a Mercedes near her home in Wigan, Lancashire. Cheryl’s estranged husband, Robert Prudham, was also charged with stealing change from local parking meters. Read the full story here ▶