Dungiven man convicted of benefit fraud

Date published: 17 October 2018

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

James Ireland (56) of Bonnanaboigh, Dungiven claimed Employment Support Allowance totalling £3,074 while failing to declare an occupational pension. He was given a three 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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