Conditional discharge for £2,000 benefit fraud

Date published: 09 July 2019

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

Sean McWilliams (50) of Ardnaclowney Drive, Belfast, claimed Income Support totaling £2,796 while failing to declare employment. He was given a two year conditional discharge and £160 costs. 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 at nidirect.

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