Conditional discharge for benefit fraud

Date published: 30 November 2018

A man was convicted at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court today for claiming £125 in benefits he was not entitled to.

David Ross (28) of Belfast Road, Bangor, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £125 while failing to declare employment. He was given a conditional discharge for one year. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

All wrongfully obtained money has been repaid to the Department for Communities

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously.  Find out more on nidirect.

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