Man convicted of benefit fraud

A man was convicted at Belfast Magistrates' Court on October 9 for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 3:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 3:44 pm

Benjamin Collins (24) of Thornhill Drive, Ballyclare claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £1,235 while failing to declare employment.

He was given a four month prison sentence suspended for two years for all five charges.

He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.