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Divorce cash scam.

A WOMAN stashed more than pounds 14,000 in a secret bank account so she could fund her divorce with taxpayers' money.

Margaret McKenna, 49, claimed legal aid for her pounds 1500 divorce, insisting she had no cash.

She sent the Scottish Legal Aid Board a bank withdrawal slip for pounds 4350, along with an explanation of what she had spent the cash on.

But Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard last week SLAB checks revealed she still had pounds 14,350, which had been transferred to an undeclared account with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

McKenna, of Kings Cross, Arran, admitted making a false statement and attempting to obtain legal aid by fraud on June 27 last year. Sheriff Thomas Croan fined her pounds 750.
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