An English mother of 12 reportedly stole more than $12,000 in change from parking meters. Cheryl Prudham, 34, is no stranger to publicity or controversy. Before this, she came under fire for collecting more than $49,000 a year in welfare, earning the title “Queen of Benefits” from the country’s newspapers.
Earlier in the year, Cheryl was photographed shopping for a Mercedes at a dealership near her home in Wigan, Lancashire.
Cheryl’s estranged husband, Robert Prudham, 31, is charged with stealing $12,886 from parking meters along with failing to divulge previous criminal convictions to a recruitment firm. Cheryl is accused of handling Robert’s stolen cash.
The family trio, which includes Jacob Undertown, 27, are all charged with the same crimes, but deny the allegations. The three reportedly stole cash and coins from numerous car parks in Maidstone, Kent.
Cheryl, Robert and Undertown will stand trial in November, reports the Daily Mail.
Cherly is a part-time cleaner and had six children by two different men before having six more with Robert.
The couple broke up after she says she caught Robert having a threesome involving his own cousin.
“I don’t want another [man] because they are too much hard work. I was hurt by Robert and find it difficult to trust again,” she said.
She recently revealed she wants another child, which she plans to have through a sperm donor. She says she’s addicted to getting pregnant.