Conditional discharge for benefit fraud

Date published: 07 June 2019

A woman was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £100 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Zara Lee Cunning (27) of Woodburn Crescent, Coleraine claimed Income Support totalling £124 while failing to declare employment. She was given a two 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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