Community Payback Order for benefits cheat who claimed £40,000

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A WOMAN has pled guilty to a £40,000 benefits fraud.

Elizabeth Yule was handed a community payback order at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after admitting the offence at an earlier hearing.

The 56-year-old, of Oliver Place, will also be supervised for the next two years.

Yule first appeared in private charged on petition at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with a £74,857 benefits fraud.

However, the amount was reduced to £40,000 and she pled guilty on October 16. Sentence was subsequently deferred for reports until last week’s appearance.