Carrickfergus woman convicted of benefit fraud

Date published: 06 March 2018

A woman was convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

Debbie Downey (35) of Prospect Grove, Carrickfergus claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £2,620 while failing to declare her partner was in employment. She was given 100 hours community service.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.

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