Chorley claimants given curfews

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TWO women from Chorley have been given curfews after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming money.

Margaret Walmsley, 52, of Greenwood, pleaded guilty to dishonestly claiming more than £5,500 and Ann Wilding, 51, of Buckshaw Hall Close pleaded guilty to claiming £3,500 in two separate prosecutions.

Magistrates heard that Walmsley had obtained £5,500 after making false statements about her capital. Wilding had received more than £3,500 in benefits after failing to report an increase in earnings.

Walmsley was given a three month curfew and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60. Wilding received a 40-day curfew, plus £30 costs and £60 surcharge.

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