A WOMAN dishonestly failed to notify a change of circumstances affecting entitlement to benefits, it has been alleged.

Denise Penfold, aged 55, of Trevithick Road, Falmouth, appeared before Truro magistrates this morning.

She is charged with failing to notify Cornwall Council which she knew would affect her entitlement to housing benefit, between July 15, 2013 and June 18, 2018.

The defendant offered no plea and elected to have her case dealt with at Truro Crown Court on March 27.

She was released on unconditional bail.