A DUNFERMLINE woman who admitted a benefits fraud of more than £12,000 has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Rebecca Conway, 40, of Craigmyle Street, admitted offences involving two benefits claims over a period of more than a year.

She admitted that between January 1, 2018, and April 22, 2019, she failed to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change in circumstances and obtained £7,662 to which she was not entitled.

She also admitted a similar charge between the same dates which resulted in her receiving £4,792 in housing benefits to which she was not entitled.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client was a first offender and the DWP was being repaid by her.

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with 120 hours of unpaid work.