Fife woman accused of £20,000 benefit fraud

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A Kirkcaldy woman is to stand trial accused of scamming more than £20,000 in disability benefits - after allegedly falsely claiming she was crippled and in constant pain.

Kerry Rennie is accused of scamming £21,251.90 in Disability Living Allowance between March 19, 2010 and May 24, 2014.

It is alleged that she made false statements that her “mobility was severely restricted, that she was in constant pain and needed assistance with the activities of every day life”.

Prosecutors say that in truth her mobility was not severely restricted and that she was employed as a sheltered housing officer with Fife Council.

Rennie, 41, pleaded not guilty on summary complaint to a charge under the Social Security Administration Act.

A trial date was set for September and Rennie was ordered to attend a pre-trial hearing in August.