Amanda Barrymore

Amanda Barrymore via Daily Mirror

Amanda / Mike Barrymore, a male who identifies as a trans woman was convicted of benefit fraud in May 2016 at a magistrates’ court in Essex. Barrymore was given a year-long suspended jail term, community work for 180 hours and a £165 bill for various court charges.

Barrymore, 62, had wrongfully claimed housing benefit and council tax reductions for four years up to July 2014, and Jobseekers’ Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance in January and September 2010.

Magistrates gave Barrymore a year-long suspended jail term, community work for 180 hours and a £165 bill for various court charges.

Gordon Collins, of the Fraud and Error Service at the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “I can confirm that DWP have recently successfully prosecuted Amanda Barrymore for failing to declare that she was working as a clairvoyant.

Media reports

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/transgender-psychic-avoids-jail-ordered-8046843