A KELTY woman has admitted obtaining more than £16,000 in a benefit fraud, which took place over a period of almost two years.

Dawn Moodie, 43, of North Drum Street, pleaded guilty by letter at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Between August 31, 2015, and August 2, 2017, she knowingly made a false statement to officials of the Department for Work and Pensions, on a form for Employment and Support and Allowance (ESA), that her husband was unemployed and not in receipt of earnings.

The truth was that he was in full-time employment and she obtained £16,684.62 in ESA which she was not entitled to receive.

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and for Moodie’s personal appearance. The case was adjourned until October 12.