Magherafelt woman convicted of benefit fraud

Magherafelt courthouse
Magherafelt courthouse

A Magherafelt woman has been convicted of benefit fraud at Magherafelt Magistrates Court after claiming benefits that she was not entitled to.

The court heard how Adele Brown, who’s 29-years-old, and from Loughill in Magherafelt claimed Income Support totalling £5,051 while failing to declare employment to the Social Security Office.

She was given a 12 month conditional discharge when she appeared at court on July 4.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.