The Cost of Littering

You have to wonder when Revenue and Customs workers finally starting thinking something might be up. Charlene Ostle kept ringing them up and changing the number of children she had, thus entitling her increased benefits.

She told them she had three sets of twins and two sets of triplets, all before reaching the age of 26. At one point she had given birth to five children in three months.

Even though she knew what she was doing was wrong, she said her pride kept her from asking from help. What? She had no shame in claiming to have had all of these children out of wedlock and no shame in asking the Government for help.

It got her £30,000 in benefits and remarkably only a nine-month suspended sentence. She was spared jail in part because she is actually pregnant with her third child.

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One Response to The Cost of Littering

  1. the Grit says:

    Hi Dave,

    We get a lot of that over here, although not often of that magnitude! We also get numerous campaigns advocating the spaying and neutering of pets. I’m not sure why one line of though drifted into the other, but one has to, at times, go with the flow.

    the Grit

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