A DISABLED benefits cheat is facing a prison sentence after he admitted defrauding taxpayers out of £30,000.
Thomas Cassidy failed to tell the Department for Work and Pensions that he had thousands of pounds in savings which automatically disqualified him from claiming state benefits.
The 58-year-old kept his financial position secret from officials for two years and continued to claim Income Support and Employment & Support Allowance.
Cassidy, who appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court in a wheelchair, yesterday admitted committing the offence at his home in Burngrange Cottages, West Calder, between November 2012 and November 2014. He will be sentenced later.