Suspended jail for benefit fraudsters

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Two men were convicted at Craigavon Court on Tuesday last for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Martin Keegan (57) of St Pauls Place, Lurgan, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,969 while failing to declare employment. He was given a four month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

Ivan McGuinness (49) of Bayview Park, Craigavon, claimed Jobseekers Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £13,091 while failing to declare an occupational pension. He was given a six month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Both are also required to repay any outstanding money.