Two people were convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ court yesterday (Friday) for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.
Neil McGeown (56) of Cashel Road, Tassagh, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,792 while failing to declare employment. He was given 100 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £40.
Mary Maron (49) of Drumbreda Walk, Armagh, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,678 while failing to declare employment. She was fined £300, ordered to pay an offender’s levy of £15 and court costs of £34.
Both are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.
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