Episode 2

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Saints and Scroungers, Series 5 Episode 2 of 20

Duration: 44 minutes

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?


Matt Allwright
Series Producer
Adam Orr-Ewing
Executive Producer
Matthew Gordon


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