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Benefits fraud woman given £46,000 confiscation order

An Aberdeenshire mother jailed for fraudulently claiming benefits has had a £46,000 confiscation order made against her.

Gillian Morris, 51, from Ellon, was jailed for 11 months in January over benefits of more than £50,000.

She had claimed she was a single mother, living in rented accommodation with no income.

A confiscation order of £46,855 has now been made at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Morris had been living with her husband in a jointly-owned home with access to a shared bank account.

She admitted housing, council tax and income support fraud over several years.

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