A man was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £2,000 in benefits he was not entitled to. SOURCE DfC
Christopher Kennedy, (29) of Moycraig Road, Dunseverick, claimed Employment and Support Allowance totalling £2,129 while failing to declare employment.
He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 18 months. The Department was also granted a Compensation Order for £1,678.50. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.
He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.