Glasgow & West Scotland

Kirkintilloch woman admits £30,000 benefit fraud

A woman from East Dunbartonshire has admitted fraudulently claiming almost £30,000 in benefits.

Angela Weldon, 48, from Kirkintilloch, told officials her husband Thomas did not live with her when he did.

This allowed her to claim £5,500 in housing and council tax benefit and £24,166 in income support between June 2006 and September 2008.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on the mother-of-four was deferred and she was released on bail.

The court was told Weldon is now paying back the cash at £40 per week.

She was originally charged with defrauding a total of over £63,000 but prosecutors accepted her plea of guilty to the reduced amounts.

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