Belfast man fined for benefit fraud

Date published: 26 February 2019

A man was convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £200 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Aaron Sinclair (30) of Shankill Road, Belfast claimed Jobseeker's Allowance totalling £292 while failing to declare employment. He was fined £200 and given a £15 offenders levy. 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: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud

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