BIGNALL END: Kelly Taylor, aged 31, has been fined £90 after she failed to promptly notify the benefit authorities she was working.
The defendant, of Albert Street, Bignall End, yesterday pleaded guilty to failing to promptly notify the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) she was working which she knew would affect her entitlement to Jobseekers Allowance.
And she admitted failing to notify a change in her circumstances in relation to her claims for housing and council tax benefits.
North Staffordshire magistrates heard Taylor did not promptly tell the authorities she was working at Audley and District Workingmen's Club. She was overpaid a total of £2,998.19 benefits.
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As well as the fine Taylor, who has no previous convictions, was told to pay £100 costs and a £15 surcharge.
BENTILEE: Timothy Lawton, of Ubberley Road, Bentilee, who is charged with attempting to enter a home in Nethercote Place, Bentilee, as a trespasser on July 25, will appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court next month.
The 34-year-old is also charged with going equipped for theft and two charges of theft from a vehicle on the same date.
North Staffordshire magistrates declined to deal with the case and Lawton will appear at the crown court on October 12.
TRENT VALE: Michael Sterling, aged 40, of Springfield Road, Trent Vale, has pleaded guilty to possession of a kitchen knife in Lyme Valley Park, Newcastle, on September 1.
He will be sentenced by North Staffordshire magistrates on October 10 after a report is prepared on him by a probation officer. He was granted unconditional bail.
BURSLEM: Nathan McCausland, aged 27, of Walley Place, Burslem, who is charged with dangerous driving on January 26, will appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on October 12.
He was granted unconditional bail.