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A fraudster who made almost £500,000 from damage claims was caught after strolling onto The Jeremy Kyle Show stage unaided.

Patricia Rogers, 25, was awarded damages after being concerned in a crash in 2014, which she claimed had left her unable to stroll with no stick or crutches, City of London Police mentioned.

But footage later gathered as proof, together with from appearances on the ITV chat present, confirmed Rogers was capable of stroll unaided for an in depth time frame.

Rogers made the profitable declare value £492,141 after she was a passenger in a automobile concerned in a collision with a automobile pushed by a policyholder from insurance coverage firm NFU Mutual, the drive mentioned.

She claimed that the collision had triggered a again situation that severely disrupted her on a regular basis life.

NFU Mutual gathered surveillance footage of Rogers on April 26 2021 after it famous inconsistencies in medical reviews she used to help her declare.

Rogers attended a medical evaluation the identical day, and photographs confirmed that she travelled to the appointment in a taxi and walked with a strolling stick.

However, extra footage from earlier that day confirmed Rogers leaving her residence and strolling her two canines unaided for round 40 minutes, together with holding considered one of their leads, with no apparent discomfort.

(City of London Police/PA Wire)

She additionally appeared as a visitor on The Jeremy Kyle Show in 2017 and 2018, the place she walked, stood and ran throughout the stage unaided, police mentioned.

The case was referred to the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) by NFU Mutual in August 2021.

During an interview on November 17 2021, Rogers was proven the footage and advised officers that she couldn’t use a strolling stick as a result of she was holding the lead.

She added she had been capable of stroll round on The Jeremy Kyle Show unaided as a result of she felt indignant, which distracted her from the ache.

Jeremy Kyle in 2019 (ITV/Shutterstock)

Rogers, of Hoyland Road, Barnsley, pleaded responsible to fraud by false illustration at Sheffield Crown Court on February 2, City of London Police mentioned.

She was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to pay £500 in compensation on the identical court docket on Tuesday.

Richard Turnell, claims specialist at NFU Mutual, mentioned: “By exaggerating and inflating the extent of her injuries and losses, Patricia Rogers sought to fraudulently claim money in the sum of up to at least half a million pounds at the expense of NFU Mutual’s members.

“Over a period of almost a decade, Rogers attempted to mislead medical experts and investigators and even purchased props to support her deception – but she was observed on several occasions walking and running unaided.”

Detective Constable Carley Parodi from the City of London Police’s IFED mentioned: “Rogers took advantage of a genuine car accident and, for almost a decade, kept up the pretence that it had a substantial effect on her life.

“There was a huge difference between Rogers’ ability to carry out her day-to-day activities in the surveillance footage and the serious impact of the accident as she described during her medical appointments.

“It was astounding that she told medical professionals she could not walk unaided, but then appeared on national television doing just that.”