A lapdancer who was earning £150 a night in a strip club carried on claiming benefits - tricking the authorities into believing she was a single mum with no job.
Hannah Panayides, 35, claimed social security benefits for two years, despite working at Diamonds and Strings in The Parade.
The mother-of-one, who lives in Whippendell Road, also admitted working for an online adult entertainment company ‘Adult Work' - where she could earn £100 a day.
Benefit fraud investigators at Watford Borough Council received a tip-off about Panayides last year and started to look into her lifestyle.
They found that in a period of 13 months, she was paid £22,000.
Panayides was summoned to court and as a consequence of her failing to attend the case was heard in her absence last week.
She was found guilty of fraud and fined £440.
Last year, Panayides was fined £332 for using a colour television without a licence.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cancelled her claim for social security benefits between March 2015 and May 2016 and created an overpayment.