Portglenone man before court for wrongfully claiming benefits of £348

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A Portglenone man has been given a 12-month conditional discharge after claiming benefits totalling £348 while failing to declare employment.

Stephen Martin, 30, of Ballymacombs Road claimed Housing Benefit and Jobseekers Allowance of that amount.

He was also ordered to pay court costs of £38 and must repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.