Benefit cheat pocketed over £8000

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Lorraine Brand (47) claimed £8443 of Child Tax Credits she was not entitled to over five years.

Brand, 38 Craigbank Road, Avonbridge, admitted making fraudulent claims – stating she was on her own when she was living with a man – between August 29, 2011 and June 23 last year at Marmion Road, Grangemouth.

She was placed on a community payback order with the condition she complete 170 hours unpaid work within eight months.