Convicted of fraud

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A Lurgan man was convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Christopher Toal (29) of Gilpins Manor, Lurgan claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £5,412 while failing to declare employment.

He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency