Dundee woman claimed £26K disability benefits while working full-time

A woman claimed almost £26,000 in disability benefits and employment support allowance while working full-time, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.

Fiona Roache, also known as Fiona Morrison, told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) she was unfit for work for almost three years.

Morrison, 51, of South Baffin Street, admitted two charges of claiming benefits to which she was not entitled. She pleaded guilty to failing to inform the DWP of a change in circumstances and being in paid employment and obtaining employment support allowance amounting to £17,000 to which she was not entitled between November 2014 and January 2017.

She also admitted falsely claiming she needed assistance to undertake tasks and was unemployed, while in full time employment and with grater physical capabilities than reported, obtaining daily living and mobility allowances of £8,900.

Sheriff John Rafferty deferred sentence until May 11 and granted Morrison bail.