Benefit woman has case deferred

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A woman who falsely claimed more than £6,500 benefit, had sentence deferred until March 31 for reports.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, first offender Heather Park, 45, of Moss Place, Newcastleton, admitted obtaining £6,542 housing and council tax benefit, to which she was not entitled, while working part-time at the Grapes Hotel, Newcastleon, between February 2004 and May 2007.