'Benefits Queen' mother-of-12 Cheryl Prudham is SPARED jail for using £2,200 stolen from car parking machines by her abusive partner to pay for a TUI holiday to Menorca

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The 'Queen of Benefits' has been spared jail despite paying for a luxury holiday to Spain for nine of her children with stolen cash.

Mother-of-12 Cheryl Prudham, 35, was given a suspended sentence for spending more than £2,200 of stolen cash on the all-inclusive vacation for herself, her partner and nine of her children.

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Prudham, who gets £40,000 a year from the state, admitted using £2,241 for her Spanish trip from the £4,788 her now her ex-partner Robert Prudham stole while working for Meteor Parking Ltd, having secured the job by fraud.

She was sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a 35-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Today - Maidstone - Crown - Court - Video

She appeared today at Maidstone Crown Court by video link from Warrington Crown Court in Cheshire, where she now lives.

Judge Adele Williams said: 'This offence was in my judgement motivated by greed on your part.

'You - Money - Sums - Holiday

'You used the money to pay for sums due on a holiday.'

The court heard Prudham, 35, paid an installment for the 14-day holiday to Menorca with some of stolen money the day after her ex-partner resigned from his job.

Holiday - £7 - Victoria - Playa - Santo

The holiday, for which she paid £7,671, was to Victoria Playa in Santo Tomas, flying from Gatwick Airport on May 16 2014. They returned on May 30.

Robert Prudham, from Maidstone, was yesterday jailed for 14 months after admitting stealing from Meteor Parking Ltd between January 4 and February 12 2014, as well as for fraud.

Job - Money - Collector - Declaration - Red

The 33-year-old obtained the job as a money collector by making a false declaration to Red Eagle Recruitment Specialist that he was of good character and had no criminal convictions, when he had 18 previous court appearances for 29 offences.

He stole coins and notes from station car parks across Kent, including from Darent Valley Hospital.

Offences - Robert - Prudham

Since committing the offences, Robert Prudham had been convicted of harassing his...
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