26/04/2018

Woman Convicted Of Fraudulently Claiming Over £13,000 In Benefits

A 31-year-old woman has been convicted of claiming more than £13,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Catherine Sheridan of Ardowen, Craigavon claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £13,750 while failing to declare that she was living with a partner as husband and wife. She was given a six month prison sentence suspended for 18 months at Armagh Magistrates’ Court.
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The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

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

(MH)

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