Mother faces prison for trying to get son into better school
A mother faces being imprisoned for allegedly providing a false address in an attempt to get her child into a leading state school.
Officials at Harrow Council investigated an application from Mranil Patel, 41, who was trying to secure a place for her five-year-old son Rhys at Pinner Park First School.
They checked the address she had supplied against council tax records that revealed she was registered as living at her husband's house is outside the school's catchment area.
Mrs Patel has admitted putting her mother's address as her own on the application form, but claims that it was an honest mistake.
She now faces up to a year in jail after being charged with 'fraud by false representation' under new powers created in 2006. She is due to appear at Harrow Magistrates' Court later this month.
Mrs Patel said: "In January last year, my marriage was going through some difficulties so I moved out to my mother's house. I had left my husband and had no intention of coming back so I put down my mother's address as my own and tried to get Rhys into Pinner Park, which is just across the road.
"But three weeks later I was reconciled with my husband and moved back, without realising it would have a bearing on the school application."
So, change your address in an attempt to get your child into a slightly less shitty state school means that you are looking at a prison sentence of a year (and how much will that benefit the child, eh?).
However, fraudulently claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers money to build up a massive property portfolio, pay for your wife's clothes and other such fripperies, gets you... What? Well, it gets us loads of whining cunts moaning about how it was all "within the rules".
Just a little reminder of the fact that MPs—whilst passing laws that we must live by—themselves live above the laws that they make.
The system is rotten: just hang them all.