Benefits charge

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Cam­bus­lang man has de­nied claim­ing more than £ 20,000 in dis­abil­ity liv­ing al­lowance that he was not en­ti­tled to.

Matthew Marks is al­leged to have claimed £20,581.90 in benefits dur­ing his time at Gart­more Ter­race, Kirk­ton Road, Cam­bus­lang and else­where from June 24, 2010.

The 68 year old was charged with ob­tain­ing any ben­e­fit, pay­ment or ad­van­tage by know­ingly mak­ing a false state­ment to the De­part­ment for Work and Pen­sions on a claim form that he had se­vere and ex­ten­sive mo­bil­ity and care re­quire­ments. The al­leged truth be­ing Marks’ mo­bil­ity and care re­quire­ments were not as se­vere and ex­ten­sive as he had stated.

Marks pled not guilty to the charge and will re­turn for trial at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on De­cem­ber 6.

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