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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Marathon Scam Cheat Reply with quote

A MAN who claimed he was crippled spent 13 years taking disability hand-outs — before being caught when he was pictured running MARATHONS.

Lying Paul Appleby, 47, even completed the London Marathon.

He convinced Department of Work and Pensions staff he needed ROUND-THE-CLOCK care, a WHEELCHAIR, two WALKING STICKS and FRAME.

Jobless Appleby was given the highest rate of disability allowance for life in March 1994, a court heard.

But investigators were stunned when they found video footage of him taking part in road races.

They discovered brazen Appleby was so fit he had joined a local ATHLETICS CLUB in 2001 after his back condition improved — illegally trousering more than £22,300 in taxpayers’ cash over the next five years.

A source said: “It was extraordinary that he’d managed to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes for so long.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007010446,00.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another scam inspired by Little Britain.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

""illegally trousering more than £22,300""

Shocked Trousering? never heard that term used before!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
""illegally trousering more than £22,300""

Shocked Trousering? never heard that term used before!


Must of had big trousers. Or deep pockets. Or both. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or maybe he was on stilts!
but then he would have been on high dependency benefit...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
""illegally trousering more than £22,300""

Shocked Trousering? never heard that term used before!


You don't read Private Eye, then?
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today he was jailed for 10 months for a claiming 22k over the last 13 years.
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