A single mum continued to claim benefits, despite inheriting over £28,000 from her grandfather's will.
Natasha Yorke from Walkerburn in Peeblesshire, was left the money in February 2010.
The 21-year-old shop assistant failed to informe the Benfeits Agency and continued to colect nearly £3000 worth of income support she wasn't entitled to.
She has now been banned from claiming any benefits until 2014, after spending all of the money.
Sheriff Mark Thurley deferred sentencing until January 23rd for the preparation of background reports.