Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Deport The Bitch

With 37,000 old British people dying of cold this year because they have to choose between food or heating - this bitch should have been flogged then deported.

Dutch mother posed as penniless Somalian immigrant to claim £70,000 benefits

By James Tozer
Last updated at 4:42 PM on 01st December 2009

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Guilty: Leyla Yusuf, 31, who stole £70,000 in benefits using a bogus identity, leaving Manchester Crown Court today

Guilty: Leyla Yusuf, 31, who stole £70,000 in benefits using a bogus identity, leaving Manchester Crown Court today

A mother who claimed asylum under a bogus identity in order to conduct a £70,000 benefits fraud has been told she would have been sent to prison if it weren't for her five children.

Leyla Yusuf posed as a penniless Somali immigrant who needed state help to raise her and her family, but in reality she was a Dutch national with a comfortable lifestyle including property in Dubai.

The 31-year-old put in an asylum claim under the false name Leyla Hassan and was given a national insurance number enabling her to make claims for child and housing benefit, council tax help, income support, tax credits and community care grants.

Despite the fact that her alter ego had her real year of birth, phone numbers, and some children with the same names, the audacious fraud went undetected for seven years.

Yusuf was only rumbled when suspicious investigators called her in for an appointment - and fixed a second interview up for 'Leyla Hassan' on the same day.

She turned up for both and was arrested and charged with committing £70,000 worth of benefit fraud.

Yesterday, however, she was back at her terraced house in Manchester with her taxi driver husband after a judge spared her a prison sentence for the sake of her children.


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Yusuf, who is of Somali origin, arrived in Britain on a Dutch passport in 2002, settling here with her husband and two of her children.

A court was told she consulted a British-based Somali lawyer, paying him £1,500, and was told the only way for her to claim benefits here was to create a fictitious identity.

So she invented Leyla Hassan, using as an address an empty property a few streets from her home in Moss Side, and put in a claim for asylum.

While it was processed, the couple went on to have two more children, earning around £10,000-a-year in benefits despite the fact that her husband was working.

She was finally trapped earlier this year when fraud investigators arranged appointments for Yusuf and her alter ego.

Yusuf - who now has a fifth child aged just six weeks - admitted falsely claiming £70,000.

A further four counts relating to £30,000 she obtained by lying that she lived apart from her husband were left to lie on file.

Sentencing her at Manchester Crown Court, Judge Anthony Hammond said she had perpetrated a 'well-executed' and 'cynical milking of the system'.

'You have defrauded this country of over £70,000 by a deliberate and cynical manipulation of the system,' he told Yusuf.

'You richly deserve to go to prison and your husband is lucky he's not in the dock with you.'

But he added: 'You have five children, the youngest only six weeks of age and the next youngest two years of age.

'Were I to send you to prison, it's going to be very difficult for someone to look after the two-year-old, and the youngest would go with you into prison.'

Instead she was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years with supervision, plus 300 hours unpaid work after admitting six counts of false accounting and one of failing to declare.

Yusuf has been ordered to repay the money, and investigators from the Department of Work and Pensions may try to recoup it by going after her property in Dubai.

An investigation is also expected to be carried out into her claims that a lawyer advised her to carry out the fraud.

Judge Hammond commented: 'There are one or two dubious practitioners in that area making an awful lot of money.'

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