Conditional discharge for benefit fraud

Date published: 28 May 2019

A woman was convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £3,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Hollie Craig (26) of Greenview Court, Ballyclare, claimed Income Support totalling £3,738 while failing to declare employment. She was given a three year conditional discharge. 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 nidirect.

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