Dungannon man claimed over £2,000 jobseekers allowance while working

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A man was convicted at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Bighate Naae (48) of Lisnahull Park, Dungannon claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £2,151 while failing to declare employment.

He was given a two month prison sentence but was released on bail of £200 to await appeal.

He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.