A FRAUDSTER admitted falsely claiming almost £8,000 in benefits.

Kasih Edwards, 44, of Little Searles, Pitsea, had failed to declare her
husband’s pension and large amounts of capital.

She pleaded guilty to two charges of dishonestly failing to notify a change in circumstances for housing and council tax benefit.

She also pleaded guilty to a third charge of making a false statement or representation.

Mrs Edwards was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £1,481.

She will also have to pay back housing benefit payments totalling £6,009 and council tax benefit overpayments of £1,535.