Singer Linda Nolan cautioned in benefits fraud case
Singer Linda Nolan has been given a caution after she was accused of being a benefits cheat.
Nolan (56), who found fame with her sisters, was initially charged with fraudulently claiming about £12,000 after she was said to have failed to declare income from TV appearances and a magazine column.
The Department of Work and Pensions later closed its case against her, which left Blackpool Council prosecuting her for failing to disclose her earnings and for the overpayment of just over £6,000 in housing and council tax benefits, and the council tax reduction scheme.
The council yesterday confirmed it had made the offer of a caution which Nolan (Hudson) of Park Road, Blackpool, accepted and has already started repaying the monies.
Earlier this year the singer told a newspaper that she suffered from severe depression after losing both her husband Brian and her sister Bernie to cancer.