Benefit fraud weekly review

Date published: 14 October 2019

This is the weekly fraud review for the week ending 11 October 2019.

A 29 year old Belfast woman was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 12 months on each of three charges to run concurrently.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £6,852.19 which must be repaid to the Department.

A 33 year old Belfast man was given 80 hours Community Service on each of three charges to run concurrently.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £4,247.49 which must be repaid to the Department.

A 25 year old Bangor woman was given 80 hours Community Service on each of two charges to run concurrently.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £2,320.66 which must be repaid to the Department.

A 33 year old Belfast man was also given 80 hours Community Service on each of seven charges to run concurrently.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £1,903.13 which must be repaid to the Department.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court a 30 year old Ballymena man was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for 12 months.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £355.06 which must be repaid to the Department.

This brings the total number of convictions to 114.

If you wish to report benefit fraud please refer to our Fraud website.

If you wish to read about other cases please refer to: News Releases – Department for Communities

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