Grantham court: Woman denies dishonestly claiming more than £17,000 in benefits

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A Grantham woman has pleaded not guilty to dishonestly claiming £17,029 in benefits over a three year period.

Between July 2011 and September 2014, Roxanne Smith, 24, of Tamar Court, Grantham, is accused of dishonestly failing to disclose to the Department of Work and Pensions that she was living with a partner who was working in order to receive income support.

Between July 2011 and November 2014, she is also accused of dishonestly failing to disclose information to South Kesteven District Council in order to receive housing benefit and Council Tax benefit.

Miss Smith is also accused of fraud by false representation on July 20, 2011 at Grantham.

Magistrates sent the case to Lincoln Magistrates Court for trial on July 15. The case has been sent to Lincoln because Grantham Magistrates Court will close at the end of June.