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Man convicted of benefit fraud at Strabane court

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A man has been convicted at Strabane Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

The man failed to declare capital while claiming Income Support totalling £5,137. He was given three months imprisonment suspended for two years and ordered to pay £31 court costs.

He is also required to repay the money he wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

This brings to 379 the total number of successful prosecutions this year.