If benefit fraud is an NCEA course this women seems to have got at least a “merit”. With points deducted only for getting caught.
A Kapiti woman who fraudulently claimed $131,371 in social welfare benefits has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention.
Georgina Harry-Anne Marama Kelly Kraus , also known as Georgina Huriwaka, 39, pleaded guilty in the Porirua District Court on Wednesday to 30 charges of using a document fraudulently.
Huriwaka, a traffic controller, first applied for a domestic purposes benefit on January 8, 2010. On the form she advised she had separated from her husband.
Over the next five years she continued to claim a benefit despite still living with her husband. The couple had another baby in 2013.
She did not declare her earnings from the fulltime work she started in May, 2015. Read more »