Donna Grant - Donna Grant Dodges Jail Over Benefit Fraud

British actress/model Donna Grant has escaped a jail term for fraudulently claiming more than $50,000 (£33,300) in benefits.

Grant, who has enjoyed a role in children's Tv show Young Dracula, failed to inform officials at Haringey Borough Council in London that she had been working while claiming $51,172 (£34,115) in housing benefit and income support for a year from July, 2009.

Editors at British newspaper the Haringey Independent report she pleaded guilty on Thursday (26Sep13) to a charge of failing to notify authorities of a change in circumstances and was sentenced to four months in prison, which was suspended for 18 months.

She was also ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work in her local community and to repay the illegally claimed benefits as well as $750 (£500) in legal costs.


Contactmusic

Tags:

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva...

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!

Five Swedish scientists with a penchant for Bob Dylan, have been amusing...

Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!

Tracy Morgan "Can't Blieve" Walmart Put Blame On Him For Crash Injuries

Tracy Morgan is in a state of shock after Walmart decided the comedian is...

 Tracy Morgan

Family Member Of AC/DC's Malcolm Young Confirms Guitarist Was Diagnosed With Dementia

Since AC/DC announced that the band's co-founder Malcolm Young will be...

Family Member Of AC/DC's Malcolm Young Confirms Guitarist Was Diagnosed With Dementia

Blackhat - Trailer

When an anonymous hacker is able to disrupt the files for three major banks around the world, it the US government...

Blackhat Trailer

Anne Hathaway Describes How Fame "F--ked Me Up," And Marriage Being "Insane"

Being one of the top actresses in Hollywood isn't any easy feat to reach, and...

 Anne Hathaway Describes How Fame

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Baring All In 'Gone Girl,' Jokes His Penis "Looks Better in 3-D!"

Although Ben Affleck's newest film, the David Fincher-directed thriller 'Gone Girl,'...

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Baring All In 'Gone Girl,' Jokes His Penis

Jessica Chastain Begins Feeling "Depressed" When In-Between Film Projects

Jessica Chastain is one of the top actresses in Hollywood today for a...

 Jessica Chastain Begins Feeling

Extraterrestrial - Trailer

April (Brittany Allen) and her boyfriend Kyle (Freddie Stroma) have organised a romantic weekend away in April's parent's...

Extraterrestrial Trailer
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All