BRAZEN BENEFITS CHEAT CLEO EMBLEY JAILED – Once again the culture of ‘benefits entitlement’ is uncovered in all its despicable glory and will again have many taxpayer’s asking why are people like Cleo Embley are allowed to abuse the welfare system so easily.
Cleo Embley has been labeled one of Britain’s most despicable and prolific benefits cheats after swindling the taxpayer out of more than £23,000 a year.
Let’s explore the world of Cleo Embley so that we can fully appreciate the measure of such a person.
Taking a look on her Facebook you can immediately see the disdain she has for the hard working taxpayer. Here’s Cloe Embley’s take on work and what should be done when confronted with it…
WORK – Weekly Overload Recreational Killer. It’s a highly dangerous virus and anyone coming into contact with it should seek Biological Anxiety Relief (BAR) and take either a Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) or Vaccine Official Depression Killing Antigen (VODKA).
Yes, it is easy to see that Cleo Embley is not a fan of work but certainly partial to having a drink or two at the taxpayer’s expense.
Cleo Embley also has the audacity to refer to our politicians and bankers as ‘parasites’ who don’t know when to stop bleeding people and whilst she may have a point this is nothing short of the pot calling the kettle black.
Over the last 4 years Cleo Embley has managed to steal no less than £94,000 from the taxpayer and she achieved this through years of deception.
At 37 years of age Cleo Embley has no less than seven children, starting at the age of just 17 and has never worked a day in her life – yes you might well be thinking that the word parasite is more than an apt description.
During the last 4 years Cleo Embley has managed to convince the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) that she was in fact a single mother and living alone with her seven children. However during an intense investigation, involving weeks of surveillance, the DWP discovered that the father of six of her children, Paul Hardwood, was in fact living her and providing some type of financial support – he was working as a handyman.
Of course Cleo Embley denied that Paul Hardwood was supporting her or that he lived with her and she continued to plead poverty.
After being taken to court Cleo Embley then finally admitted to her guilt with the perception that she would be merely given a slap on the wrist and allowed to walk free – as so many others have done in the past; and continue to do so.
However, Judge Beverley Lunt took a different view after she was told by Embley’s barrister that she intended to repay the money.
In a furious retort Judge Beverley Lunt told Embley’s barrister…
“But she isn’t — the taxpayer is going to have to pay it back, any repayments would come from the benefits she would continue to receive.
She has defrauded all this money but is entitled to more money. So the State will receive the money from the money the State is giving her.”
Judge Beverley Lunt’s summation is perfectly correct and makes this whole debacle nothing more than legalised theft of public funds.
People often wonder why I am so in favour of harsher welfare reforms and why I find the provision of child benefit so offensive to the hardworking taxpayer.
Cleo Embley is the personification of an ‘entitlement’ society that we must put an end to. There are people who genuinely need our help but to allow the current volume of abuse is simply heinous.
When it comes to benefit fraud the taxpayer is continuously being hit hard. It’s difficult enough with all the austerity measures but with people like Cleo Embley being allowed to defraud the taxpayer the welfare system becomes nothing short than offensive to the taxpayer.
Last year alone the taxpayer was defrauded of over £1.9 billion and this figure is set to rise year on year as we continue to allow the ‘entitlement’ culture to spread.
For the last 13 years Cleo Embley has had every facet of her life supported by the taxpayer; which includes being fond of a good old drink; as she describes it.
It’s not just the drink Cleo Embley is partial too for her barristers also pleaded her problems with drugs.
The taxpayer may well be incensed with her antics but no doubt will find it even more offensive, that despite Judge Beverley Lunt’s summation and indignation, Cleo Embley was sentenced to just a few weeks imprisonment; after being found guilty of failing to notify changes in her circumstances to the DWP.
Cleo Embley is due to be released in November and whilst she may be imprisoned the taxpayer is still required to fork out for the upkeep of her brood and will continue to do so upon her release.
It’s time, in my view, to scrap child benefit for it should not be the responsibility of the taxpayer to subsidise another person’s lifestyle choice.
We have seen this week that the Department of Work and Pensions is to introduce a scheme that will force the long-term unemployed to take unpaid community work or face having their benefits revoked.
This is of course the only sensible course of action if we are to truly fight the ‘entitlement’ culture and allow the taxpayer to help those who really do need assistance in times of trouble.
Welfare was never designed to allow anyone the right to live permanently off the backs of the taxpayer and yet modern British society is rife with the like of Cleo Embley and unless we put a stop to it her case and thousands of others, will continue to appear through our justice system; a system that can, and never will, be able to provide the taxpayer with any real justice.
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