A Selkirk accountant has admitted to being involved in a fraudulent scheme involving almost £50,000 at the town's sheriff court.
Forty two-year-old William Ian Main pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications and claims to government agency Skills Development Scotland.
The total sum he obtained by fraud amounted to £47,215.
The offence was committed at his business premises of Stark Main & Co Ltd in Dunsdale Road, Selkirk, between March 2013 and April 2015.
Sentence was deferred on Main of Priory Park, Selkirk, until December 5 for the production of background reports.