28/02/2012

Woman Convicted Of Benefit Fraud

A woman was convicted at Craigavon Crown court yesterday for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

Ann Dougan, 32, of Willowfield, Tandragee, claimed Income Support totalling £1,028 while failing to declare employment and that she was living with her partner. She was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

She will also have to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

(CD/GK)

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