This from the always excellent Lambeth Walk blog:
"WALTHAM ABBEY, EAST LONDON; ENFIELD, NORTH LONDON
A Nigerian mum-of-nine behind a £25,000 benefit scam involving a mystery identical twin sister was spared jail today (fri) because she is a mother. [Just a minute. So mothers can't be sent to jail now? Since when did that become legal practice?]
Mary Adama-Agbo, 43, was arrested on suspicion of using the fake identity of sibling Sarah Nnadiekwe to secure mortgages of more than £400,000 on two properties - while claiming handouts to cover the repayments for six years. "
So, we have to pay to raise her nine kids, pay for her benefits scam, and presumably pay any fine she may have received, not to mention the cost of a court case which was completely pointless.
Another one for my bulging 'You Couldn't Make This Up' file.