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Beggar making £23k a yr fined

world Updated: Sep 02, 2010 23:59 IST
British beggar

A Brit scrounger, already collecting benefits, has been fined for raking in another £23,000 a year as a beggar.

Scruffy Daniel Terry sat in shop doorways on a sleeping bag to convince sympathetic passers-by he was homeless.

But the former estate agent pocketed up to £50 a day and about £100 a day on weekends.

With his £4,000 a year benefits, he was making £27,000 tax-free while hard-working Brits average only £25,000 before tax.