Cookstown man convicted of benefit fraud

Date published: 11 May 2017

A man was convicted at Londonderry Crown Court today for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Gary Gallagher (47) of St Malachys Park, Cookstown claimed Income Support totalling £31,516 while failing to declare employment. He was given a nine month custodial sentence suspended for 18 months.

He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.

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