Escape Claus
Daily Record|September 29, 2020
Escape Claus
5k Santa runner who could ‘barely walk’ cleared of DWP fraud
Gordon Currie

A Woman accused of cheating the benefits agency by running 5k races dressed as Santa when she claimed she could “barely walk” has been cleared after a 13-month trial.

A sheriff found Beverley Dott not guilty and told her he was clearing her because of the highly visible nature of the regular runs she had been doing.

Dott’s solicitor described her as “hiding in plain sight” when she completed two 5k Santa Runs in Perth, alongside hundreds of other fun runners.


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September 29, 2020