Craigavon man convicted of benefit fraud

Courthouse sign
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A Craigavon man has been convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday) for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

John Hill (66) of Rowan Park, Tullygally claimed Housing Benefit totalling £8,787 while failing to declare a non-dependant was living in the property.

He was given a six month prison sentence suspended for three years.

He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.