A benefit fraudster who wrongly claimed more than £130,000 has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to comply with a curfew order.

Kylie Porter, also know as Kylie Hamilton-Smith, 35, from Walton pleaded guilty to five counts of benefit fraud on July 17.

She was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for 24 months, on August 18.

In addition to this, she was also ordered to do 240 hours of unpaid community work within 18 months and must comply with a curfew order between 7pm and 6am, monitored by electronic tagging, for 90 days.

Porter failed to inform the Department for Work and Pensions and Elmbridge Council that she had been living with her partner as husband and wife since 2006.

The combined amount of £130,744.73 had been wrongly obtained from the Department for Work and Pensions and Elmbridge Council between July 2006 and October 2012.

Miss Porter had gained £49,852.40 of income support, £69,642.37 of housing benefit, £8,437.26 of council tax benefit and a single person discount in respect of council tax of £2,812.70.

She was ordered to pay £5,136.08 costs within two years.

Councillor James Browne said: "This sentence send a clear message to those who choose to commit benefit fraud: we will catch you, we will prosecute you and you will receive a criminal record and quite possibly a custodial sentence."

Report suspected benefit fraud by contacting the council's confidential hotline on 01372 474291.