But imitating a tip-off, fraud investigators caught him redhanded on CCTV while he was secretly enlarge on a exciting.
Warrington Magistrates Court heard a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) yoke filmed him clearly in no discomfort as he hauled large boxes from his pasty delivery van.
But Carter, from near Warrington, avoided jail after tolerating two counts of benefit fraud.
Magistrates heard he worked as a courier while “bamboozling the system” between October 2011 and March 2016.
He fraudulently claimed thousands of powders in disability living allowance and tax credits over a period of four-and-a-half years.
Carter was sentenced to a 12-week community layout after admitting two counts of benefit fraud on January 18.
He was also proffered a three-month curfew and ordered to pay £170.
Following his sentencing the DWP released surveillance footage covered during a joint investigation with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, substantiating Carter loading his van and delivering boxes and packages to homes.
Yesterday a DWP spokesman told: “Only a small minority of benefit claimants are dishonest. But cases take a shine to this show how we are rooting out the unscrupulous minority who are diverting taxpayers’ riches from those who really need it.
“We are determined to find those we shady of abusing the welfare system by following up on tip-offs, undertaking surveillance and ascending with local councils.”