Benefit convictions at Dungannon Court

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TWO people have been convicted of benefit fraud at Dungannon Magistrates Court.

Caroline McBride, 50, of Ardnaskea Drive, Coalisland, claimed Income Support and Incapacity Benefit totalling £5,159 while failing to declare employment.

She was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay court costs of £52.

Kieran McKernan, aged 40, from Shanroy Park in Pomeroy, claimed Jobseekers Allowance and Rates Relief totalling £12,048 while failing to declare capital.

He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay court costs of £46.

Both are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.