JAILED: Benefits cheat Angel Jackson 'confined to wheelchair' caught using treadmill.
A benefits cheat who swindled the taxpayer out of £200,000 and acquired a £1 million property portfolio without "ever working a single day" has been jailed for seven years.
Angel Jackson, who had luxury homes in both Croydon and Mitcham, also claimed to need a wheelchair but was caught using a gym treadmill on CCTV.
Judge Adam Hiddleston, described her as a "vain and self-important person" with a "staggering contempt for the court".
He added: "You are a thoroughly dishonest person. You are a professional fraudster. It is your life's work.
"How many school places or hospital beds could have been provided by the local authorities with the money you took?"
Ghanaian Jackson, 52, even disappeared for two weeks halfway through her trial and a warrant had to be issued for her arrest.
She sometimes refused to leave the prison van to appear in court.