A MARRIED couple from South Tyneside claimed almost £70,000 in benefits they weren’t entitled to.
James and Freda Glover failed to declare paid employment, a court heard.
The couple, of Dunstanburgh Court, Jarrow, made the claims between October 2004 and October 2010.
The court heard the couple continued to get housing benefit, council tax benefit and carer’s allowance that they weren’t entitled to when they were working.
At the hearing at Newcastle Crown Court, James Glover, 52, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances.
He also admitted two counts of entering into a money laundering agreement.
Freda Glover, 55, pleaded guilty to seven counts of making a false statement and two counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances.
Thomas Moran, defending, explained that Mr Glover had undertaken modest work paid at the minimum rate.
He said: “They both have no previous convictions and have a seriously disabled adult daughter that they care for, who has been put in respite for today.”
Judge Penny Moreland agreed to adjourn proceedings until April 19.