Woman ac­cused of ben­e­fit fraud

Rutherglen Reformer - - Chef’s Corner -

A Cam­bus­lang woman has been ac­cused of re­ceiv­ing over £5000 in ben­e­fits to which she was not en­ti­tled.

El­iz­a­beth Hous­ton, of Jura Ter­race, ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 9.

On var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween May 12, 2009 and June 26, 2014, both dates in­clu­sive, at prop­er­ties at Clifton Ter­race and Jura Ter­race, Hous­ton (62) is ac­cused of fail­ing to give the Depart­ment of Work and Pen­sions prompt no­ti­fi­ca­tions of a change in cir­cum­stances which she knew af­fected her en­ti­tle­ment to in­come sup­port.

It is al­leged she failed to re­port her hus­band was in re­ceipt of an an­nu­ity and is thus ac­cused of gain­ing pay­ments of in­come sup­port to the to­tal of £5200.43 to which she was not en­ti­tled.

She main­tained a plea of not guilty and is due to reap­pear on Jan­uary 11.

Bail was con­tin­ued.

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