Benefit fraud

A LERWICK woman who fraudulently obtained almost £20,000 in benefits must wait until January to hear her fate.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday, Jacquelyn Graham, of 24 Sandveien, admitted giving false information to the Department of Work and Pensions between 2 April 2010 and 30 July 2014 and receiving income support payments of £10,040.79 she was not entitled to.

The 35 year old also admitted lying to obtain housing and council tax benefit from Shetland Islands Council worth £9,925.74.

Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence until 20 January for reports to be prepared.