Chorley claimants given curfews

TWO women from Chorley have been given curfews after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming money.

Margaret Walmsley, 52, of Greenwood, pleaded guilty to dishonestly claiming more than £5,500 and Ann Wilding, 51, of Buckshaw Hall Close pleaded guilty to claiming £3,500 in two separate prosecutions.

Magistrates heard that Walmsley had obtained £5,500 after making false statements about her capital. Wilding had received more than £3,500 in benefits after failing to report an increase in earnings.

Walmsley was given a three month curfew and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60. Wilding received a 40-day curfew, plus £30 costs and £60 surcharge.

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