Stephen Worton filmed riding an elephant
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Liverpool benefits cheat filmed on elephant ride in India

A benefits cheat who claimed he was too ill to work was filmed riding an elephant in India, walking unaided and getting into a work van.

Stephen Worton, 55, of Hill Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, claimed £58,000 in benefits saying he was too ill to work and needed 24-hour care from 2000 to 2010.

He had more than £98,000 of savings and two businesses, a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) investigation found.

Worton was jailed for 18 months at Liverpool Crown Court.

  • 24 Feb 2014