Benefits fraudster steals £50,000 Porsche from finance firm

A BENEFIT fraudster with a taste for the high life stole a £50,000 Porsche from a car finance firm.

Glamorous Tania Stultz, 30, was claiming benefits when she paid a £14,000 deposit on the 4×4 Porsche Cayenne.

 The fraudster was convicted at Croydon Crown Court

The fraudster was convicted at Croydon Crown Court

The mum-of-three had previously been handed a suspended sentence for a four-year £21,000 benefit fraud after failing to declare £375,000 in 15 bank accounts.

During this time she spent thousands of pounds on designer goods and enjoyed luxury holidays in Barbados, Jamaica, Disney World and Egypt.

She sent her two eldest daughters to an £8,000 a-year private school and made 10 monthly payments of more than £750 on her Porsche.

But the payments stopped while Stultz continued to drive the car until a police officer found it parked in Bexleyheath, Kent.

She was convicted by a Croydon Crown Court jury of stealing the vehicle from finance company Money Barn Ltd. on October 7, 2014.

And on Friday she was sentenced to a twelve-month community order which includes a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

 The stolen Porsche cost £50,000

The stolen Porsche cost £50,000

Stultz, of Chislehurst, south-east London, now has her benefit payments deducted to compensate the earlier fraud and says she owes her dad £7,000.

The court heard Stultz, who was using a crutch for mobility, has split with her previous partner who received five years in jail for a £3.3m fraud on his employers.

Judge Adam Hiddleston told her: “At a time you appear to have had the necessary means you took out finance for this prestige motor vehicle, a Porsche.

“A time came when you could not afford to keep up the payments and your action amounted to a theft.”

 The fraudster was known for having a taste for the high life

The fraudster was known for having a taste for the high life