A WOMAN studying for a forensic science degree and who hoped to get a job as a police scenes of crimes officer has put her future in jeopardy after she fiddled her council tax and housing benefit.
Karen Edith Vaughan - who had elected to go to the crown court at an earlier hearing - admitted two charges of making false representation to obtain benefit.
Mold Crown Court heard it had been agreed that the amount she had obtained falsely was £750, which Judge Stephen Clarke said did not pass the custody threshold.
Vaughan was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
The judge said she had received a modest amount of money - not the sort of money that would have led to high living, expensive holidays, yachts or Rolls-Royce cars.
He told Vaughan, who is now pregnant with her second child, that it was a great pity she found herself in such a situation.
Vaughan, 33, of Jones Street, Rhos, admitted obtaining the benefit from Wrexham County Borough Council by deception.
The judge said she had quite clearly hampered her career prospects by the offences she had committed.