Man denies £46,000 benefit fraud at Plymouth Crown Court
A MAN has appeared before a judge to deny a £46,000 benefit fraud.
Kim Smith, aged 56, is set to face trial by jury on three charges.
Smith, of Eastern Avenue, Liskeard, denied dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances which would affect his benefit claim when he appeared at Plymouth Crown Court.
He is said to have failed to declare a pension from the Department for Work and Pensions.
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The offences relate to incapacity benefit, income support and council tax relief. He was allegedly overpaid £45,997.65 between September 2005 and June 2011.
Judge Paul Darlow provisionally set a date for a trial of about a day and a half starting on October 22.