Craigavon man convicted of benefit fraud

Date published: 06 March 2018

A man was convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Michael McCreanor (34) of Lavery Avenue, Lurgan claimed Employment Support Allowance totalling £4,805 while failing to declare employment. He was given a four month prison sentence suspended for two years.

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

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