Man convicted of benefit fraud

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A CARNMONEY man was convicted at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 22 for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Reginald Spencer (53) of Glenkyle Park claimed Income Support totalling £5,865 while failing to declare his partner’s employment.

He was given a conditional discharge for two years and ordered to pay court costs of £40. He will also have to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.