Benefit fraud weekly review

Date published: 22 January 2019

This is the weekly fraud review for the week ending 18 January 2019.

At Downpatrick Magistrates Court a 32 year old Downpatrick woman was sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for 12 months.  This followed a conviction for living with a partner while declaring benefits she was not entitled to.  The overpayment in this case totalled £8,869.89 which must be repaid to the Department.

This brings the total number of convictions to 163.

If you wish to report benefit fraud please refer to our Fraud website.

If you wish to read about other cases please refer to: News Releases – Department for Communities

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