Woman ac­cused of ben­e­fit fraud

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

More than £23,000 was al­legedly swin­dled from the tax­payer by a Ruther­glen woman, Glas­gow Sher­iff Court was told last week.

Janean Al­lardyce faces charges of de­ceiv­ing the au­thor­i­ties to ob­tain £23,419 in ben­e­fit pay­ments which they say she was not en­ti­tled to over a three year pe­riod.

The charges state Al­lardyce failed to no­tify the Depart­ment of Work and Pen­sions and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil that her hus­band, Wil­liam Al­lardyce, was in em­ploy­ment and liv­ing with her at her Glen­side Drive ad­dress.

The charges cover a three-year pe­riod, from 2012 to 2015, which saw Al­lardyce re­ceive em­ploy­ment and sup­port al­lowance to­talling £13,852; hous­ing ben­e­fit to­talling £8636 and coun­cil tax ben­e­fit to­talling £1032.

The Crown ar­gues the 50-year-old ob­tained th­ese sums via fraud.

Al­lardyce de­nied all charges against her when she ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on April 18.

She will re­turn for a sec­ond hear­ing on Au­gust 9 and is due to stand trial on Septem­ber 13.

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