Woman accused of benefit fraud
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.