Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About -

A Cam­bus­lang woman has de­nied com­mit­ting ben­e­fit fraud to­talling £11,865.

Evelyn Skeoch, from Gate­side Av­enue, pleaded not guilty to two charges when she ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on July 11.

The 49-year-old is charged with fail­ing to no­tify South La­nark­shire Coun­cil of a change in her cir­cum­stances, namely that she had sav­ings in ex­cess of the pre­scribed limit be­tween April 2013 and July 2016. Her al­leged fail­ure to do so meant she re­ceived £10,127 in hous­ing ben­e­fit to which was not en­ti­tled.

She is also ac­cused of fail­ing to tell the De­part­ment of Works and Pen­sions about those sav­ings and re­ceived £1,738 of in­come re­lated em­ploy­ment sup­port al­lowance which she was not en­ti­tled to. That charge also re­lated to a three-year pe­riod be­tween 2013 and 2016.

Skeoch will re­turn to court for an­other hear­ing on July 26.

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