Fraudster wears 'money' socks to court

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MANCHESTER, England, April 6 (UPI) -- A British woman convicted of amassing $88,500 through benefits fraud arrived in court wearing novelty socks bearing the message: "Show me the money."

Sylvia Rogers, 50, of Manchester, England, said her choice of socks was a "coincidence" after she admitted to wrongly claiming $41,000 in welfare benefits, the Daily Mail reported Monday.


"It never came into my head that I had them on," she said of her socks.

Rogers made her thousands by putting her welfare money into high-yield accounts, court records said. Welfare recipients are allowed to save their money but rules state they are not allowed to have investments topping $23,500.

The woman pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud. She was given a 6-month suspended jail sentence and ordered to complete 240 hours of community service.

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