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Trial for woman accused of £11K benefit fraud

51-year-old enters not guilty pleas to three offences

A Douglas woman will stand trial after being accused of claiming more than £11,000 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Andriana Tsagka, of Queen’s Promenade, denied two offences of making false representations to obtain benefits during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse.

She allegedly failed to declare she was the co-owner of two properties, as well as the one she was residing in, whilst claiming Employed Persons Allowance in October 2022 and May 2023.

The 51-year-old also denied that she’d failed to inform Treasury that her circumstances had changed between September and October last year.

A pre-trial review will take place on 23 May; she’s been bailed until that date.


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