Ballymena man convicted for benefit fraud

Date published: 10 October 2019

A man was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £300 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Ryan Martin (30) of Crebilly Road, Ballymena, claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance totalling £355 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 12 months. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

He 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: NI Direct


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