A WOMAN who owned a house in Hounslow has been convicted of fraud after applying over 100 times for council houses in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Feamidha Kazi, 29, told H&F council in 2008 she was living with her parents on a crowded White City estate and was accepted onto its social housing scheme.
However, in 2009 she bought a property in Cobham Road, Hounslow, which she failed to declare as she went on to apply for council homes on 112 separate occasions.
To compound her deception, she even began renting out her Hounslow home to private tenants.
She denied two charges of fraud during an appearance at Hammersmith Magistrates Court and was instead convicted at Southwark Crown Court last Friday (12) where she was sentenced to 180 hours of community service.
Councillor Andrew Johnson, H&F cabinet member for housing said after the case: "I am appalled that this fraudster had the temerity to try and deprive someone in genuine need of a council home. I hope Kazi thinks long and hard about the error of her ways when she is cleaning graffiti off walls or picking litter up from streets."