A mum has been jailed after trying to con the NHS out more than £5.7m while visiting everywhere from Fiji, Thailand – and County Durham.
Linda Metcalf, 37, claimed she could hardly walk or stand, rarely went out and couldn’t even dress herself.
The Mirror reports that the 37-year-old claimed because of her local trust’s medical negligence she needed the help of sticks to get around and was unable to drive.
But when they put her under surveillance they discovered instead of being housebound, she had been travelling to the other side of the world.
They also found out she had been going on posh shopping trips without any assistance.
Between her visits to doctors to pursue her claim, she visited New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Thailand, Wales, Scotland and Scarborough promenade.
IT worker, Metcalf, who has a two-year-old daughter, launched her gigantic claim for medical negligence against her local NHS health trust after a 24 hour delay in diagnosis of a…