A FRAUDSTER who dishonestly claimed carer's allowance while earning above the allowable limit has been sentenced in court.

Rosemary Anne Parsons, 53, of Carmelite Way in the Friary, committed benefit fraud between November 27, 2017 and January 15, 2023.

Parsons dishonestly failed to promptly tell the Department for Work and Pensions of a change in her circumstances which she knew would affect her carer's allowance.

She was in paid employment and earning above the allowable limit to receive a carer's allowance.

Parsons pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 1.

Magistrates gave her a community order to complete 200 supervised hours of unpaid work within the next twelve months.

She was also ordered to pay a £85 surcharge to fund victim services and £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.