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    33 year old former paratrooper Mark Lloyd, from a place in Wales with an absolutely ridiculous name I can't pronounce, has been found guilty of fraud after claiming more £6,500 in Personal Independence Payments, claiming he couldn't walk further than 50m without being in complete agony due to a slipped disc in his back.

    He used the money to fund expensive trips and activities, including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and participating in (and winning) triathlons.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991

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    Mountain climbing is a hysterical paroxysm of human vanity.
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    I would like to commend Mark Lloyd for overcoming adversity and physical illness. It just shows what you can do with a bit of will power and British Army discipline.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    33 year old former paratrooper Mark Lloyd, from a place in Wales with an absolutely ridiculous name I can't pronounce, has been found guilty of fraud after claiming more £6,500 in Personal Independence Payments, claiming he couldn't walk further than 50m without being in complete agony due to a slipped disc in his back.

    He used the money to fund expensive trips and activities, including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and participating in (and winning) triathlons.

    Full Story:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991

    Thoughts?
    Hopefully he pays it all back.

    There was this story of a woman who falsely claimed £100,000 in benefits but only has to return £25,000.

    Justice apparently
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    (Original post by zhog)
    Mountain climbing is an hysterical paroxysm of human vanity.
    :hat2:
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Hopefully he pays it all back.

    There was this story of a woman who falsely claimed £100,000 in benefits but only has to return £25,000.

    Justice apparently
    Do you have a link?
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    (Original post by hjbjhbhjj4)
    Do you have a link?
    Here you go
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...r-s-death.html
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    c'mon now, he was obviously climbing it on one of his good days....
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    33 year old former paratrooper Mark Lloyd, from a place in Wales with an absolutely ridiculous name I can't pronounce, has been found guilty of fraud after claiming more £6,500 in Personal Independence Payments, claiming he couldn't walk further than 50m without being in complete agony due to a slipped disc in his back.

    He used the money to fund expensive trips and activities, including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and participating in (and winning) triathlons.

    Full Story:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991

    Thoughts?
    You probably read it in the Daily Fail or saw it on one of those regular right wing channel 5 benefits bashing programs. The kind of show where they get an Olympic athlete to say he claims incapacity benefits because hes totally paralysed and films him winning gold. So all the small minded bigots then decide the only solution is to abolish benefits altogether.
    Welcome to Tory Britain and its state controlled Murdoch media. They'll say anything like the horrible things the say about Abbot and Corbyn. and the lies against migration and asylum seekers.

    Read the Guarduan that's a decent paper.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    You probably read it in the Daily Fail or saw it on one of those regular right wing channel 5 benefits bashing programs. The kind of show where they get an Olympic athlete to say he claims incapacity benefits because hes totally paralysed and films him winning gold. So all the small minded bigots then decide the only solution is to abolish benefits altogether.
    Welcome to Tory Britain and its state controlled Murdoch media. They'll say anything like the horrible things the say about Abbot and Corbyn. and the lies against migration and asylum seekers.

    Read the Guarduan that's a decent paper.
    On top of everything else. It appears you can't read too.
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    Has he been sentenced? I couldn't find any indication in the article.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    On top of everything else. It appears you can't read too.
    Yes I can.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    33 year old former paratrooper Mark Lloyd, from a place in Wales with an absolutely ridiculous name I can't pronounce,
    "Uh-nis-uh-bull"
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Has he been sentenced? I couldn't find any indication in the article.
    I don't think so.

    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Yes I can.
    You clearly missed this in the title. You that can apparently read.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991
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    (Original post by Captain Haddock)
    "Uh-nis-uh-bull"
    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    You probably read it in the Daily Fail or saw it on one of those regular right wing channel 5 benefits bashing programs. The kind of show where they get an Olympic athlete to say he claims incapacity benefits because hes totally paralysed and films him winning gold. So all the small minded bigots then decide the only solution is to abolish benefits altogether.
    Welcome to Tory Britain and its state controlled Murdoch media. They'll say anything like the horrible things the say about Abbot and Corbyn. and the lies against migration and asylum seekers.

    Read the Guarduan that's a decent paper.
    Here is the BBC
    And here is The Guardian
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Has he been sentenced? I couldn't find any indication in the article.
    To be sentenced in August

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991
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    Try not to take anything he says seriously. :yep:
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    To be sentenced in August

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-s...wales-40667991
    Oh yeah, not sure why I didn't see that.

    Odd that he was convicted in the Magistrates. I'd have thought fraudulently obtaining thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money would merit serious jail time.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Oh yeah, not sure why I didn't see that.

    Odd that he was convicted in the Magistrates. I'd have thought fraudulently obtaining thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money would merit serious jail time.
    Benefit cheats don't get jail time, just a slap on the wrist.
 
 
 
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