A woman from East Dunbartonshire has admitted fraudulently claiming almost £30,000 in benefits.
Angela Weldon, 48, from Kirkintilloch, told officials her husband Thomas did not live with her when he did.
This allowed her to claim £5,500 in housing and council tax benefit and £24,166 in income support between June 2006 and September 2008.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, sentence on the mother-of-four was deferred and she was released on bail.
The court was told Weldon is now paying back the cash at £40 per week.
She was originally charged with defrauding a total of over £63,000 but prosecutors accepted her plea of guilty to the reduced amounts.