THU PM: Friend of Karen Matthews Amanda Hyett faces jail after benefit fraud
Oct 8 2009 By Huddersfield Examiner
A FORMER aunt of abducted schoolgirl Shannon Matthews was warned today that she faces jail after admitting benefit fraud.
Amanda Hyett, 27, illegally claimed more than £35,000 in income support and housing benefit over a four-year period, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Hyett, of King Edward Street, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, admitted four counts of making a false statement or representation to obtain benefits, one count of retaining a wrongful credit, and one count of failure to notify a change of circumstances.
She denied one count of making a false statement.
The pleas were accepted by the Crown and the case, which was not opened in court, was adjourned to November 5 for sentence.