'Arrogant' model jailed for £50,000 benefits fraud after posting pictures of her glamorous round-the-world life on Facebook is given four weeks to pay it back

Mail Online | 5/11/2017 | Amie Gordon For Mailonline
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A model jailed after falsely claiming more than £50,000 in benefits now has four weeks to pay the money back.

Carina Reid, who lived in a flat in Chelsea's exclusive King's Road, was jailed for three years last May at Isleworth Crown Court after she claimed tens of thousands of pounds in housing and council tax.

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The 34-year-old, who also worked as a beautician, was caught out when investigators discovered her boasting about her extravagant lifestyle on Facebook.

Reid claimed benefits to help fund holidays to Hong Kong, Dubai, Spain, Portugal, France and Switzerland.

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She then took to Facebook to post photos of herself enjoying the trips and sipping champagne in Harrods and dining at top London establishments including Scotts, the Dorchester Hotel and the Berkeley Hotel.

She told Chelsea and Kensington Council she had no savings, taken no holidays between 2009 and 2014 and accepted free food at a mosque.

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Her defence counsel Sonya Saul, said 'every effort' had been made by her client to recuperate the money.

Miss Saul told the judge: 'I have explained to her the need for this matter to be resolved.'

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However Judge Douglas Marks-Moore dismissed the claims, labelling Reid 'arrogant' and 'extremely boorish'.

The judge told the court: 'I am sorry, this is pie in the sky. She is very arrogant in my view when she comes into this court.

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