£8000 to repay in benefits
A benefits cheat who pocketed £8000 of tax credits fraudulently has been ordered to stump up the cash.
Abigail Dignon, of Beechwood Drive in Bonhill, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week after previously admitting wrongly claiming working tax credit and also child tax credit.
She pleaded guilty to knowingly claiming the benefits when she should not have done.
The 28-year-old claimed to be a lone parent to pocket the tax credits but the truth was that she maintained a common household with a man who was in full-time emploment.
The offence happened between January 3, 2015 and December 16, 2015.
Jonathan Paul, defending, said Dignon had the money in place to pay off the amount owed.
Sheriff Simon Pender deferred sentence until November 17 for a social work report and restriction of liberty order assessment.
He also asked for proof of repayment to be produced.