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Three convicted of wrongfully claiming benefits

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Three men were convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday, for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Conor Campbell (21) of Ballynamoney Road, Lurgan claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £129 while failing to declare employment. He was fined £150, ordered to pay a defendants levy of £15 and court costs of £31.

Kevin McShane (33) of Rossnagalliagh, Londonderry was given an 18 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £48 for wrongful encashment of Jobseekers Allowance totalling £513.

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

John Speers (46) of Oakgrove, Portadown claimed Jobseekers Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £20,335 while failing to declare capital. He was given an 18 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £68.

Mr Speers has repaid in full the money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

 

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