Insurance claims handler sentenced after £7,000 flood fraud


Kelly Mawson, 29, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud by false representation at Leyland Magistrates' Court in Lancashire. 

She was handed an 18-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and ordered to complete 250 hours unpaid work. Ms Mason must also pay her previous employer, an insurer, £600 compensation.

It came after Ms Mawson's employer granted her temporary permission to authorise claims up to £1,000 after flooding in Scotland during October and November 2012.

However, instead of

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