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Friday, August 12, 2022

Coleraine woman convicted for £11,000 benefit fraud

A woman was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on 9th August for claiming over £11,000 in benefits she was not entitled to. (SOURCE: Department for Communities)

Yvonne Holmes (50) of The Crescent, Coleraine, claimed Employment and Support Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £11,163 while failing to declare employment.

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She was given three months imprisonment suspended for two years. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

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She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.

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