A Moray man bounced around jobs under the radar for four years whilst claiming thousands of pounds in incapacity benefit.
Ross Munro previously admitted being paid for six different jobs – varying from a grocery supplier, recruitment agency and haulage firm – between November 26, 2008 and April 19, 2012 while claiming benefits from five different addresses in Lhanbryde, Inverness, Craigellachie, Glenrinnes and Bishopmill in Elgin.
Munro, of 4 St. Brydes Court Lhanbryde, claimed a total of £3,536.60 in benefits he was not entitled to during that time.
Yesterday, Elgin Sheriff Court heard he had not yet paid a single penny back to the Department of Work and Pensions.
However, he produced £200 in cash which his solicitor Robert Cruickshank described as a token of his commitment to start repaying the funds.
Sheriff John Halley deferred sentence on Munro until December 17 for good behaviour, with the stipulation that £600 will
have been repaid.
Sheriff Halley warned Munro this was a last chance for him to turn a corner.
He said: “I want to ensure there is no doubt that there will be no more messing about.
“The court is not going to continue to defer sentence with fingers crossed.
“You have no space for slipping up.”