Benefit fraud weekly review

Date published: 19 March 2019

This is the weekly fraud review for the week ending 15 March 2019.

At Dungannon Magistrates Court a 35 year old Cookstown man was sentenced to three months imprisonment on each of two charges to run concurrently suspended for two years.  This followed a conviction for working while in receipt of benefits.  The overpayment in this case totalled £2,965.47 which must be repaid to the Department.

This brings the total number of convictions to 185.

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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