Our thanks to D for pointing us to this story. Another one for the ‘You couldn’t make this s*** up!’ file:
From the article:
The jobless mother said: ‘There were hundreds of presents under the tree. Their gran passed away this year so it was nice to be able to treat them. They got loads of computer games for their Xbox, they got a new TV and DVD player each, new bikes and loads more.’
My guess is she’ll get away with this scam, and her smile suggests she knows she will, or someone else will repay the loans. Once again we have a woman being held no more accountable for her actions than a child. Children can’t be held accountable for committing to legal agreements.