Woman faces benefit fraud charge

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A WOMAN has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently claiming more than £17,000 in disability benefits.

Wendy Archibald, 54, of Elphinstone Road in Tranent, is accused of defrauding the Department for Work and Pensions between December 2005 and October 2012 by failing to notify them of a change in her circumstances.

Archibald entered a plea of not guilty at Haddington Court yesterday. The case has been set for trial at a later date.