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Mother of three jailed for tax fraud

Port Talbot woman guilty of £57,000 fraud

Samantha
Mills, from Port Talbot in Wales, has been jailed for 15 months
after being
found guilty of defrauding the HM Revenue
& Customs
of £57,000.

In a series of 350 calls made between 2003 and 2006, Mills wrongly claimed
she and three of her children were disabled – the fraud was uncovered following
a joint operation between HMRC and
South Wales Police.

Mills, 30, of Lingfield Avenue, Port Talbot was sentenced at Swansea Crown
Court after pleading guilty to 17 offences at a previous hearing.

The judge described the fraud as ‘brazen and premeditated’ before passing
sentence.

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