Benefit fraud weekly review

Date published: 17 July 2017

This is the weekly fraud review for the week ending 14 July 2017.

Suspended Sentence for Dungannon man

At Dungannon Magistrates Court a 67 year old Dungannon man was sentenced to three months imprisonment, on each of five offences to run concurrently, suspended for two years.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits he was not entitled to.  The overpayment in this case totalled £8,979.53 which must be repaid to the Department.

At Omagh Magistrates Court a 33 year old Omagh woman was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for two years.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits she was not entitled to.  The overpayment in this case totalled £3,707.70 which must be repaid to the Department.

At Belfast Magistrates Court a 28 year old Belfast man was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits he was not entitled to.  The overpayment in this case totalled £5,800.81 which must be repaid to the Department.

At Belfast Magistrates Court a 27 year old Belfast woman was given a Conditional Discharge for two years.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits she was not entitled to.  The overpayment in this case totalled £6,498.89 which must be repaid to the Department.

This brings the total number of convictions since 1 April 2017 to 88.

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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