Larne woman convicted of benefit fraud

Date published: 28 February 2018

A woman was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

Sylvia Wallace (47), of Upper Waterloo Road, Larne claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £9,340 while failing to declare employment. She was given a four month prison sentence suspended for twelve months. 

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

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