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Ramsey woman admits £50k benefit fraud

25-year-old will be sentenced in October

A benefits fraudster from Ramsey who wrongly claimed more than £50,000 will be sentenced next month.

Twenty-five-year-old Sara Louise Adamson, of Close Thunnag, appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.

She pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to declare a change in her circumstances and seven of making false representations to obtain benefits.

Prosecutor Hazel Carroon told the hearing Adamson had begun claiming benefits in 2014.

The court heard she hadn't told benefits staff about work she'd done for the coroner of Ayre and Garff.

And she'd also failed to inform them that her boyfriend had moved in with her in 2018.

The hearing was told, in total, she'd been paid £50,395 she wasn't entitled to.

Mrs Hughes asked for pre-sentencing reports to be prepared and bailed Adamson in the sum of £500.

She's next due to appear on 26 October.

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