Teen Mom Amber Portwood Fined After Lying To Get Subsidized Housing

By Mack Rawden 2012-04-29 21:22:49
A good percentage of Americans pull fast ones to save money every year. Waitresses claim less earnings in tips, executives shelter funds in foreign accounts and six-year-old girls donít even bother informing the government about their lucrative lemonade businesses. A lot of us might abide by the old adage if youíre not cheating, youíre not trying hard enough, but apparently, some people need to be reminded now and again that thereís a difference between calculated, high probability risks and idiotic and unnecessary gambles.

Amber Portwood tried one of those latter, ill-advised cheats, and now a court has ordered her to pay up. The star of MTVís Teen Mom apparently filled out a rental application in which she claimed to have almost no income. Thanks to her lie, she qualified for subsidized housing. Predictably however, all her time spent on television and on the front page of tabloids eventually exposed her not-so-clever ruse, and the rental company took her to court after discovering she pocketed almost three hundred thousand dollars in 2010.

According to TMZ, the court hit Portwood with an almost seven hundred dollar fine for her lie, but given she didnít think showing up was worth her time, itís unclear if sheíll take care of the debt in the month deadline she was given.

This is normally the portion of the article where Iíd feign sympathy, but I just canít find any reason to muster it.
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