A FORMER Moulin Rouge dancer jailed for benefit fraud after fleeing to Spain has been ordered to pay back €40,000.

Benefit cheat Dawn Orton, 47, was locked up for 12 months after being convicted of cheating the taxpayer out of as much as €100,000.

An international arrest warrant was issued for the mother-of-two before she eventually handed her self in on the Costa del Sol.

Now the former showgirl has been ordered to pay €40,000 in six months or face another year behind bars.

Orton claimed thousands in lone widow payments following the death of her husband, despite being in a long-term relationship with a wealthy businessman.

She also claimed incapacity benefit payments for a shoulder injury, despite continuing to play badminton and enjoying skiing holidays.