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Man accused of £30,000 fraud

A 50-year-old man has been accused of benefits fraud involving almost £30,000.

William Howie, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, denies obtaining £13,629 income support; £12,357 housing benefit and £1779 council tax benefit to which he was not entitled. He allegedly failed to disclose £16,000 in savings.

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