Dundee Man To Stand Trial For Alleged £17,000 Benefit Con

Dundee Man To Stand Trial For Alleged £17,000 Benefit Con

A Dundee man is to stand trial accused of conning the taxpayer out of more than £17,000 in disability benefits, a court heard.

James Cavanagh is alleged to have pocketed £17,473.30 to which he was not entitled by failing to tell benefits bosses that he had recovered from a debilitating condition.

Prosecutors say there had "been a reduction in his care and mobility needs" that he did not disclose to the Department of Work and Pensions.

That, in turn, would have meant he was not entitled to disability living allowance, which he allegedly continued to claim between September 13 2006 and January 15 2013.

Cavanagh, 47, denied the charge against him under the Social Security Administration Act at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Kevin Hampton, defending, said: "We are looking to agree some evidence in this case."

Sheriff Kenneth McGowan continued the case to a trial date later this month.