Great Britain: Prison farm for improperly claimed reimbursement of vacation

The couple had spent two stays in the Balearic islands, “a fantastic holiday” according to their messages posted on social networks. — L/SUPERSTOCK/SIPA

A British couple has been sentenced to sentences of imprisonment for demanding compensation from a tour operator, on the pretext of false food poisoning during a holiday, a practice that is
widespread in the country in recent years.

A court in Liverpool sentenced Deborah Briton, 53 years old, and her companion, Paul Robert, 43 years, respectively, 9 and 15 months in prison, after they had admitted the facts of fraud for which the travel company Thomas Cook had filed a complaint.

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The couple had initially claimed a compensation amounting to almost 20,000 pounds (22.500 euro) for alleged gastric problems that affected them and their two children during a holiday to Majorca in 2015 and 2016.

“A sham, total,” commented the judge at sentencing, vilipendant the” greed ” of the couple.

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On social networks, Deborah Briton and Paul Robert had posted “Well back after two weeks of laughter, sun and fun” in June 2015, and July 2016 ” back after a fantastic holiday, my favorite stay so far “.

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