A BENEFIT cheat who lied and claimed she was not living with a partner has been electronically tagged.

At Bolton Magistrates' Court Lynn Gallagher, aged 62, of Chronnell Drive, Breightmet, pleaded guilty to wrongly claiming housing benefit and council tax support and failing to notify a change in circumstances to the authorities.

She had been sharing her address at Lynton Road, Bolton, in with a partner for 11 months to November 2015.

Magistrates sentenced her to a 7pm to 7am curfew for 12 weeks which will be electronically monitored.

She was also ordered to pay £85 towards prosecution costs and an £85 victim surcharge.