Armagh woman convicted for £3,000 benefit fraud

Date published: 22 October 2019

A woman was convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £3,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Laura Burley (46) of Alexander Crescent, Armagh, claimed Income Support totalling £3,066 while failing to declare that her partner was working. She was given a two year conditional discharge. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously.  Find out more at nidirect.

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