10/12/2019

Co Tyrone Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud

A man has been convicted of benefit fraud for claiming income and housing support he was not entitled to.

Christopher McElroy, aged 37, was given a four month custodial sentence suspended for 18 months at Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Monday 09 December.
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It comes after he claimed income support and housing benefit totalling £8,881 while failing to declare he was in receipt of an undeclared income.

The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities. He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained.

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department anonymously. Find out more here.



(JG/CM)

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