His Honour Judge David Rennie told Goodman the offending went on for some time but was essentially out of character.
“This is not who you are,” he said.
He’s a very gullible chap for a judge.
Prosecuting, Pierce Power said the seven offences had been committed between December 2013 and August 2016.
Goodman claimed disability benefit and housing benefit totalling £21,007.76.
She admitted the charges at an earlier hearing.
Mr Power said: “Ms Goodman failed to declare income of £370 a month from an insurance policy.
“She also had a joint mortgage with her mother on a house in Portslade.”
The court heard she did not think the insurance money was income.
And she claimed she did not have access to several bank accounts which belonged to her grandmother and father.
She also had more than £16,000 in the bank.
The housing benefit was claimed on a flat in Brighton where she was the tenant but never paid any rent.
Bring on the excuses!
Sally Mertens for Goodman said her client was in an ongoing battle with depression.
She said: “There is an inability to face the music as a result of telling lies and behaving dishonestly.
“She is very, very sorry for her conduct.”
See, judge..? She’s still lying. Just through a proxy this time.