TWO Newtownabbey men have been convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.
Stephen Carmichael (21) of Hollybush Gardens, Ballyclare claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £825 while failing to declare employment. He was given a £300 fine and ordered to pay court costs of £37.
Stephen Henderson (26) of Glenvarna Walk, Glengormley was given 120 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £22 for wrongful encashment of Income Support and Disability Living Allowance totalling £727.
Both men are also required to repay any outstanding money they wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.