Hawick woman denies £37,000 benefit fraud

A woman has been accused of receiving £37,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 7:00 am

Danielle Johnstone, 23, of Cheviot Road, Hawick, is alleged to have received £11,470 in housing benefit between January 2014 and June 2017 by falsely claiming she lived alone.

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It is also claimed she said she was living alone while claiming child tax and working tax credits to the value of £25,416 despite cohabiting with a man as husband and wife.

A trial date has been set for February 6 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.