Adult telly star stole £7k in ben­e­fits

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A GLAM­OUR model who claimed more than £7,000 in ben­e­fits while ap­pear­ing on raunchy late night TV has been fined.

Dionne Sten­ner, 29, ( above) raked in thou­sands of pounds work­ing un­der the stage name Mor­gan James — while fronting X-rated shows on the Play­boy and TVX chan­nels.

But at the same time she was claim­ing hous­ing ben­e­fit, coun­cil tax ben­e­fit and in­come sup­port.

Sten­ner, from Hove, East Sus­sex, ad­mit­ted fail­ing to no­tify the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions and Brighton and Hove City Coun­cil about the change in her fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances.

She was fined £1,315 and or­dered to pay costs by Brighton and Hove Mag­is­trates.

Out­side court, Sten­ner said she in­tended to pay back ev­ery penny, adding: “I’m mor­ti­fied by it all. I come from a nice fam­ily and this is some­thing that I re­gret. I have not tried to hide any­thing.”

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