Man Faked Being Paralyzed For Government Benefits

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A 51-year-old man pretended to be a quadriplegic in order to get government benefits.

Brian Matthews claimed he was unable to use his arms and legs in order to get £250,000 ($355,500 US) in handouts, with another £250,000 left on file.

According to Metro, Matthews scammed the British government for 15 years until he was seen walking and pushing his wife in a wheelchair.

Matthew arrived to court on an electric scooter, and carrying two crutches. He pleaded guilty to six counts of making a false representation and two counts of fraud, but denied to other charges left on file.

Before he is sentenced, Matthews must undergo a full medical examination to determine how disabled he really is, but there's an overwhelming chance he'll be sent to jail.

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