A man was convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £2,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.
Paul Markey (27) of Meadowbrook, Craigavon claimed Income Support and Carer’s Allowance totalling £2,385 while failing to declare employment. He was fined £300 and a £15 offenders levy.
He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.
The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.
Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously. Find out more at nidirect.
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