Belfast man convicted for £1,000 benefit fraud

Date published: 22 October 2019

A man was convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £1,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Andrew Cromie (43) of Alliance Road, Belfast, claimed Incapacity Benefit totalling £1,175 while failing to declare employment. He was fined £250 and £109 court costs.

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  nidirect.

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