Mother forces children to have needless surgery so she could claim £375,000 in benefits

Mother forces children to have needless surgery so she could claim £375,000 in benefits
Published: 2016 August 15 18:28:58 (8228 Views)
A mother who forced her children to have a decade of unnecessary surgery in a £375,000 benefits scam was jailed today as it emerged she could have been stopped three years earlier.

Paediatrician Dr Susanna Hart wrote to other specialists at world renowned hospitals in 2010 raising concerns the children were at risk but their mother was not arrested until 2013.

The 49-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, tricked doctors into believing her children were suffering from a host of serious health conditions for more than a decade.

Her lies led to her young son and daughter having painful and unwarranted treatments, including having gastrostomy tubes fitted to their stomachs.



Her son had an irreversible operation to reduce his stomach capacity by 20 per cent and he was kept in nappies until he was nearly eight.

Her daughter was fed twice a day via a tube at school despite being able to eat normally.

She even accused the children of being liars when they denied they were unwell.

Jailing her for seven years and six months Judge Elizabeth Smaller said she had 'robbed' her children of normal lives in the pursuit of money.



Source - Dailymail

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