April 4 2019, 5.05amUpdated: September 23 2021, 9.43am
A woman is to stand trial accused of falsely claiming almost £38,000 in benefits.
Pamela Strachan, of Macalpine Road, denies making bogus claims between 2014 and last year at her home address and elsewhere.
She is accused of knowingly making a false statement to the Department for Work and Pensions for employment and support allowance between March 4 2014 and October 27 2017, stating she was unemployed and single.
The Crown alleges she was sharing a household with her partner and claimed £22,698.63 falsely.
Strachan, 56, also denies falsely claiming £15,217.88 of housing benefit and council tax reduction between March 3 2014 and January 21 last year, under the same circumstances.
A trial was fixed for June 27 with an intermediate diet on June 6.