Fined £850 for defrauding council

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STEPHEN Goligher (40), 26 Charles Street, Carnoustie, admitted at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday that he obtained £2,902.36 to which he was not entitled.

Between September 28, 2009, and June 28, 2010, at Invertay House, Monifieth, and elsewhere, he failed to declare that he was in receipt of working tax credit and thereby obtained housing and council tax benefit. The money has been repaid.

Sheriff Derek Pyle fined Goligher £850.