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Penrith woman to stand trial after denying £12,000 benefit “fraud” allegation

Carlisle Crown Court

A PENRITH woman accused of a £12,000 benefit fraud has appeared in court.

Angela Gregg, who is aged 50, faces one charge.

This alleges she committed fraud between November 24 of 2016 and December 3 of 2018.

The charge alleges that with intent to make a gain for herself or another, or with intent to cause loss to another in relation to her claims for Personal Independent Payments, she “dishonestly failed to disclose information to the Department for Work and Pensions”. This was namely, it is alleged, that there had been an “improvement in her capabilities”.

Gregg, of Milton Street, Penrith, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (FRI), and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

A trial in front of jury was listed to start in the week of February 10 next year. It is estimated this hearing will last around two days.

Gregg – represented by barrister Holly Nelson – was granted unconditional bail by Judge Nicholas Barker, and told her case would also be listed for a further trial preparation hearing in the meantime. This is due to take place at the crown court in late January.

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