AN immigrant nurse who netted nearly £26,000 in state handouts while falsely claiming she was unemployed was spared jail yesterday – and can take up to 30 years to pay the taxpayers’ cash back.Elisa Alcomendas, 51, will be 81 years old by the time she settles her debt with Redbridge Council, London, which it is currently “clawing back” at just £15 a week, a court heard.And the Filipino’s repayments will only be deducted from other state handouts to which the mother of three will still be entitled, it was revealed.Last night Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Taxpayers are being fleeced by a ridiculous system that is using money from the public purse to pay back the public purse.”At Snaresbrook Crown court Prosecutor Rebecca Channon said: “She started to claim housing benefit and council tax benefit in June 2006. When visited by officers on three occasions she declared no other income other than income support and child benefit. She was employed as a nurse.”Suspending her six-month jail term for two years, Mr Recorder Brendan Finucane QC, rejected a prosecution application to seek confiscation proceedings. And there is no court order forcing her to make repayments.The judge explained: “I cannot make a compensation order lasting 10 or 30 years.”
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This kind of thing wouldn't happen if the immigrants were expelled en mass to return to their own places of birth, or of familial ancestry, back to, say, 1900. The idea that Britain is simply a place to screw, having been offered a nice, fresh start in life, revolts me.
Had we bothered to train sufficient Nurses in the first place, the tsunami of barely literate third world "nurses" would not be needed. But then how could the British elite justify cramming thousands of immigrants into Britain every week?
Piece of trash. Thirty years to repay - I'd have her breaking rocks until she keeled over, dead as a doornail. Why is she not in jail?