Benefits cheat sentenced after losing weight

Sarah Coles


Tracey Shellard, a 49-year-old from Hucclecote Avenue in Wythenshawe, has lost an incredible 19 stone. So why is she in the news? Is she Slimmer of the Year?

Sadly not: she failed to inform the government of her dramatic weight loss, and has been sentenced for cheating the taxpayer out of £98,000.