Conditional discharge for benefit fraud

Date published: 04 February 2019

A man was convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £2,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Robert Ferguson (31) of Greenvale Avenue, Antrim, claimed Employment & Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance totalling £2,600 while failing to declare employment. He was given a two year conditional discharge. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

He 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 on nidirect.

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