Two convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ Court of benefit fraud

Date published: 02 September 2019

A man and a woman were convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Helen Brown (60) of Cairn Gardens, Crumlin claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance totalling £1,114 while failing to declare employment. She was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for two years

Brian Quigley (48) of Craighill, Antrim claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £2,832 while failing to declare employment. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for two years

Any outstanding money wrongfully obtained has to be repaid to the Department.

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously.  Find out more at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud

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