Fake life of NRL wag

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE wife of for­mer NRL prop David Fi­fita has said she rorted thou­sands of dol­lars in fam­ily ben­e­fits from Cen­tre­link in or­der to keep up with other rugby league WAGs.

Jade Robin­son, 26, faced a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing at Gos­ford Lo­cal Court, north of Syd­ney, yes­ter­day af­ter plead­ing guilty ear­lier this year to claim­ing al­most $50,000 in sin­gle-par­ent pay­ments from Cen­tre­link.

The court was told she took the pay­ments even though she was not en­ti­tled to them be­cause she felt like she was “liv­ing in her hus­band’s shadow”.

Robin­son, who gave birth to the cou­ple’s third child four months ago, flew in from the UK where she now lives with Fi­fita, who re­cently signed with English Su­per League club Wake­field Trin­ity.

Robin­son, who has com­pleted a teach­ing de­gree at the Aus­tralian Catholic Univer­sity, pleaded guilty to two counts of ob­tain­ing fi­nan­cial ad­van­tage from a Com­mon­wealth en­tity. She re­turns to court on Fri­day for sen­tenc­ing.

Jade and David Fi­fita at court.

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