Joyce Abboud has been given a suspended six-month sentence and been ordered to do 120 hours of community service after she admitted a single count of dishonestly claiming housing and council tax benefits.
She and her husband, Youssef, had been claiming the benefits after telling Kensington & Chelsea Council that Mr Abboud only had an average income of £100 per week.
Enquiries by the council found that the couple’s used car dealership had an annual turnover of between £600,000 – £1m.
The pair also failed to declare a number of bank accounts, which were used to disguise their actual income, Isleworth Crown Court has heard.
A warrant for the arrest of Youssef Abboud was issued after his failure to attend an interview under caution and subsequent court appearances.