County Tyrone man convicted of benefit fraud

A County Tyrone man has been convicted of benefit fraud.

John Finlay, 52, of Seein Road, Sion Mills , appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with obtaining benefits to which he was not entitled.

Mr Finlay was fined £300 for claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance to the value of £5,094 while failing to disclose his savings. It is understood that he has already repaid the money he fraudulently claimed in full.

This is the 48th conviction secured so far this year by the Social Security Agency in its campaign against benefit fraud.


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