Two men were convicted at Magherafelt Magistrates’ Court on Monday for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.
Patrick McKenna (65) of Tullybrick Road, Draperstown claimed Pension Credit totalling £6,372 while failing to declare employment. He was fined £300 and ordered to pay an offenders levy of £15.
Mr McKenna has repaid in full the money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.
Samuel Stewart (60) of Rock Villas, Knockloughrim claimed Income Support and Rates Relief totalling £3,786 while failing to declare an occupational pension. He was given a two month prison sentence suspended for two years. He is also required to repay any outstanding money to the Social Security Agency.