Community service for benefit fraud

Date published: 23 May 2019

A woman was convicted at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £7,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Reagan McMonagle (29) of Willowbrook Drive, Bangor, claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £7,449 while failing to declare employment. She was given 100 hours community service and £32 costs. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

She 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: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud

 

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