A mum-of-three with a taste for the high life has been sentenced for nicking a £50,000 Porsche Cayenne she obtained with finance.
Tania Stultz, 30, was claiming benefits when a £14,000 deposit was paid on the black 3-litre vehicle and ten £756.69 monthly payments were made.
However, the payments stopped and Stultz, of Albany Road, Chislehurst continued driving around in the prestige car until a police officer discovered it parked in Bexleyheath.
She was convicted by a Croydon Crown Court jury of stealing the vehicle from finance company Money Barn Ltd. on October 7, 2014.
On Friday she was sentenced to a twelve-month community order, which includes a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement.
In July, 2015 she received a suspended prison sentence for a four-year £21,000 benefit fraud during which she failed to declare £375,000 in 15 bank accounts.
During this period 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, but on Friday the court heard she is now heavily in debt.
She continues to have 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 now split with her previous partner, who received five years imprisonment 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.”