An Aberdeen man has admitted claiming more than £4,000 in benefits he wasn’t entitled to after failing to declare he had a job.
David Elrick claimed £4,465.41 in income-related employment and support allowance between March 21 2016 and January 20 2017.
The 39-year-old failed to inform the department of work and pensions (DWP) that he was in paid employment as a customer advisor at Dobbies Garden Centre in Edinburgh.
Depute fiscal Lixia Sun said it had come to the attention of the DWP that Elrick had been working over the period and this had been confirmed by staff.
Elrick, of Great Northern Road, Aberdeen, previously pled guilty to claiming benefits he wasn’t entitled to.
Sheriff Ian Wallace deferred sentence until next month for a criminal justice social work report.
He was released on bail in the meantime.