Media playback is unsupported on your device

Geoffrey Sturdey: Two jailed over burial and fraud charges

17 February 2014 Last updated at 21:16 GMT

Two women who failed to report the death of a man and went on to claim his benefits have been jailed for 20 months.

Geoffrey Sturdey, of Beth Berith, Tregaron, Ceredigion, was 60 when he disappeared in October 2008.

His widow Rebekah Sturdey, 56, and friend Boqer-Ore Adie, 43, admitted preventing his burial and fraudulently claiming more than £77,000 of his benefits.

Karmel Adie, 25, was given a suspended sentence for preventing the burial.

All three are from Beth Berith, Tregaron.

Cemlyn Davies reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.