Conditional discharge for £18,000 benefit fraud

Date published: 21 December 2017

A woman was convicted at Londonderry Magistrates' Court today for claiming £18,416 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Wendy Lynch (42) of Lisdale Park,Londonderry, claimed Income Support totalling £18,416 while failing to declare Capital. She was given a Conditional Discharge for three years.

The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

Mrs Lynch has repaid 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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