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Saints and Scroungers - Series 5 - Episode 2

Series looking at benefit fraud. Investigators work on the case of a woman who claimed benefits as a jobless single mother, but who may be much better off than they first thought.

The council's fraud investigators in Sandwell are looking into a woman who for years was claiming benefits because she was a jobless single mother. As the team dig a little deeper though, there is the potential that she is actually a lot better off than she has been letting on - £270,000 better off, in fact!

Matt Allwright meets 22-year-old Shane, a young man whose life had gone off the rails and was facing being made homeless. He needed help and support, but would a local charity be able to get Shane back on his feet and with some hope for a future?

Credits

  1. Key talent Matt Allwright

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