Harry Lally Prosecutes Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Fraudster

Sat, 04 Sep 2010

A mother of nine claimed almost £63,000 in benefits by pretending she was single despite living with her husband in their caravan. 
 
Chavelle Price, 33, told the council she lived alone on a travellers’ site which featured on the Channel 4 series My Big Fat Gipsy Wedding last year.
 
But investigators discovered she was actually living with her husband Patrick Dunne on the Coven Heath site, near Wolverhampton.
 
She originally told the Department for Work and Pensions that she was living in her parents’ caravan after separating from her husband in 1997. 
 
However, all of her children, born between 1997 and 2008, had Mr Dunne listed as the father on their birth certificates.
 
Appearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday, Price pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming benefits between June 3, 1999, and December 10, 2010.
 
 

Related articles

In an unprecedented step in its one hundred year plus history No5 Barristers’ Chambers has announced that from 1st January 2021 it will welcome in not one but two new Heads of Chambers....

Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021
No5 has welcomed the news that Mark Kelly, David Tyack and John Coughlan will be appointed to the rank of Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor, taking the number of silks at the chambers to 35....

Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020
The Court of Appeal today handed down Judgment in a landmark case that confirmed the law as it relates to the Sexual Offences Act. In a little used legal procedure the Attorney General had referred a point of law following a trial in which the defendant was acquitted....

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020