A woman has admitted falsely claiming thousands of pounds in benefits.
Evelyne Mathers, 58, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted one charge.
She claimed £6,000 in Employment Support Allowance that she wasn’t entitled to over an 18-month period.
She was in employment at the time and living with her husband.
The court heard she was caught out after it was flagged that she was in paid work.
Mathers claimed the cash between April 15, 2013, and November 25, 2014.
Court documents state she failed to notify officials of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) of a change in her circumstances.
Fiscal Depute Sophie Hanlon told the court the offence came to the attention of the DWP.
She said that it was flagged by the HMRC database through “real time information” that Mathers was in fact in employment.
Miss Hanlon told the court: “An investigation took place and the fraud was established.”
Peter Shepherd, defence for Mathers, asked the court to call for a background report prior to sentencing.
Sheriff Morag McLaughlin told Mathers, whose address was given in court papers as Seton Way, Oldmeldrum, that she would defer sentence until next month.