Ipswich benefit cheat claimed an extra £30,000 after failing to reveal her partner had moved in

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An Ipswich woman who was overpaid £30,000 benefits after failing to tell the authorities she was living with her partner has been warned that all options will be open to the court when she is sentenced in January.

Amanda Warren-Roberts, of Mallard Way pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to failing to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change in circumstances between January 2012 and November 2014 which would affect her entitlement to Employment Support Allowance.

She also admitted to failing to notify Ipswich Borough Council between February 2011 and November 2014 which would affect her entitlement to housing and council tax benefit.

The charges relate to 48-year-old Warren-Roberts failing to notify the authorities she was co-habiting as an unmarried couple with her partner.

Sentence was adjourned until the week commencing January 16 for a pre-sentence report.

Judge John Devaux said Warren-Roberts could receive a community order but warned her that all sentencing options would be open to the court.