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Monday, October 25, 2021

Conditional discharge for benefit fraud

A woman was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £100 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Zara Lee Cunning (27) of Woodburn Crescent, Coleraine claimed Income Support totalling £124 while failing to declare employment. She was given a two year conditional discharge. 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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