A Melbourne mother was sentenced for stealing more than $100,000 over five years from Centrelink to finance the lavish lifestyle of her family.
Jade Cheasley told Centrelink that she was living with her three children in her car so that, as a single parent, she could collect welfare benefits.
In reality, she was living in their Craigieburn mansion with her children and her husband.
Husband David handed over nearly a million dollars from his roofing company over a year, Cheasley earned welfare benefits, which began in 2013.
The family invested the cash on boats, cars, two regional Victoria properties and family vacations, including a 2015 trip to Hawaii.
The 31-year-old was sentenced to two-and-a-half months in prison on fraud charges.
For 18 months, she will stay under a court order and must refund the money she stole.