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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
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