A man was convicted at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £2,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.
Brendan Marshall (35) of Castle Villas, Cookstown claimed Employment & Support Allowance totalling £2,965 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 2 years. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.
He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.
Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously. Find out more at: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud
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