A man and a woman were convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.
Aimee Duffy (25) of Kilwilke Road, Lurgan, claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £323 while failing to declare employment. She was fined £150 and a £15 offender levy.
John Cinnamond (56) of Colane Road, Lurgan, received £209, for Jobseeker’s Allowance, by wrongful encashment of a cheque he was not entitled to. He was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge.
Any outstanding monies wrongfully obtained have to be repaid to the Department.
Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously.