Two men were convicted at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.
Stephen Mackey (38) of Keel Park, Moneyrea, claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £8,094 while failing to declare living with a partner and employment. He was given a Conditional Discharge for 12 months.
David Rogan (39) of Rubane Road, Kircubbin claimed Housing Benefit totalling £10,589 while failing to declare living with a partner. He was given a Conditional Discharge for 12 months.
Mr Mackey and Mr Rogan are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.