Benefit Fraud Weekly Review 10 April 2015
Suspended Sentence for Ballyclare man
At Ballymena Magistrates Court a 33 year old Ballyclare man was sentenced to two months imprisonment, suspended for 1.5 years. He also received a fine of £2,225.00 and ordered to pay court costs of £25.00. This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits. The overpayment in this case totalled £2,225.09 which must be repaid to the Department.
At Newtownards Magistrates Court a 24 year old Newtownards man was ordered to pay a £500 fine. This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefit. The overpayment in this case totalled £1,173.71 which must be repaid to the Department.
This brings the total number of convictions since 1 April 2015 to 2