A WOMAN was convicted at Antrim Crown Court today for claiming over £10,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.
Sara Kinney (47) of Barkley Court in Dunaghy near Ballymoney claimed Housing Benefit totalling £10,263 while failing to declare she was in receipt of excess capital.
She was given a 12 month conditional discharge. The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.
All wrongfully obtained money has been repaid to the Department for Communities.
Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously. Find out more at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud