Saturday, January 20, 2007


Marathon runner jailed for fraud

`A man who ran several marathons while claiming disability benefits has been given a 10-month prison sentence.

Paul Appleby, 47, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, started claiming benefits in 1994 – saying he needed a wheelchair or walking frame to walk.

But Appleby, who claimed £22,300 in total, joined a running club in 2001, competing in road races and marathons. ‘

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