tell the Ministry of Social Development of her employment because she thought the work would be only short-term.
‘‘She got herself in a position where she couldn’t recover. She got in too deep. She is hugely embarrassed to be here.’’
The offending occurred over a two-year period from May 2011 till April 2013.
George was granted an accommodation supplement and a domestic purposes benefit – sole parent – on March 5, 2011.
On signing the application, George agreed to tell Work and Income if her circumstances changed.
However, when George started working as an account assistant in May 2011, she did