A mother is accused of stealing thousands from parking meters and planning on more kids for welfare benefits.
Cheryl Prudham, a mother of 12 from England, is accused of stealing over $12,000 in coins from parking meters. This isn’t Cheryl’s first brush with the law or the media. She previously came under fire for collecting over $49,000 in welfare and was dubbed the “Queen of Benefits” by newspapers.
Earlier this year, Cheryl was caught on camera shopping for a Mercedes near her home in Wigan, Lancashire. Her estranged husband, Robert Prudham, is accused of stealing the coins and cash, with Cheryl handling the stolen money. The family trio, which includes Jacob Undertown, is all charged with the same crimes, but deny the allegations. They reportedly stole cash and coins from various car parks in Maidstone, Kent.
Cheryl, who is a part-time cleaner, had six children with two different men before having six more with Robert. The couple split up after Cheryl discovered that Robert had a threesome with his cousin. Despite this, Cheryl recently revealed that she wants to have another child, which she plans to conceive through a sperm donor, as she’s addicted to getting pregnant.
When Cheryl and Robert were still married, they reportedly received $73,626 a year and managed to avoid a $31,899 benefits cap. By having a 13th child, Cheryl would be able to claim more benefits. “Another baby would mean more benefits, so the more the merrier,” Cheryl said. She plans on using the extra money for breast enhancement surgery and a tummy tuck.
“I’ve spent most of my life having babies and I wanted to treat myself and concentrate on me for a bit,” she said. “I’ve had offers of dates, but I can’t be bothered with men anymore and I’ve realized having babies makes me happy.”
Cheryl, Robert, and Undertown will stand trial in November, as reported by the Daily Mail.