Welfare Recipient Arrested After Authorities See Her Facebook Page

A welfare recipient in the U.K. cried poverty and received some $72,000 in benefits over the years. Cops were alerted to her Facebook page, which showed the lavish lifestyle this welfare queen was actually living.

Model Carina Reid accepted public benefits, claiming that she was so poor that sometimes the only thing she ate was halal meals from her local mosque.

Authorities found her Facebook page and were actually shocked to find what the benefits were really paying for.

Reid, a modeling hopeful and businesswoman, had spent almost as much as she'd received in benefits on lavish trips around the world in 5-star hotels, cruises and fancy dinners.

Upon further looking into her affairs, authorities uncovered the fact that she'd recently put $29,000 down on a new luxury apartment, and that she spent $168,000 in recent years on property in Dubai for her beauty business.

All in all, authorities have so far uncovered 19 bank accounts that belong to Reid, with amounts that total well over $350,000.

Reid is unapologetic about the incident. She has tried to explain away the trips by saying they were business training trips or funded by friends. She's been charged for not declaring her bank accounts and properties.

She's been sentenced to three years in jail.

It's too bad for Reid that she’s not used to modest accommodations; it would have helped her adapt to prison.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: Daily Mail

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