A KELTY woman who fraudulently obtained £8,000 in benefits by falsely claiming her husband was unemployed has been sentenced.

Dawn Moodie, 44, of North Drum Street, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that between August 31, 2015 and August 2, 2016 she knowingly made a false statement in an Employment and Support Allowance claim form that her husband was unemployed when in fact he was in full-time employment, and she obtained £8,000 she was not entitled to receive.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: “She was suffering from depression at the time. She is making repayments of the money owed and she’s very upset and embarrassed about all of this.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community payback order with 120 hours of unpaid work.