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Woman caught stealing government disability benefits by publishing pictures showing her partying at bar

By Mason White 5:09 PM October 8, 2015
Joy Taylor partying at bar 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman was arrested on a charge of false representation to make gain after accepting government disability benefits despite being healthy, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 32-year-old Joy Taylor of Newton Aycliffe, has been sentenced to serve 14 months in jail, which was suspended for 1 year, after admitting to stealing government disability benefits.

According to the police investigation, Joy Taylor claimed that her mother, 64-year-old Linda Taylor, was her caretaker as she was disabled following a car accident.

Linda Taylor was sentenced to serve 12 months in jail, which was suspended for a year. The court heard that Joy Taylor accepted 95,000 pounds ($145,397) in benefits despite not being entitled to the cash.

Investigators found pictures on Joy Taylor’s Facebook page, which showed her wearing a short skirt in a bar. She was also seen attending festivals, proving that she was not disabled.