Search

16 May 2022

Kilrea man convicted for £5,000 benefit fraud

A man was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £5,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

Colraine Courthouse

A man was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming over £5,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

John Huey (44), of Drumsaragh Road, Kilrea claimed Income Support, Carer’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £5,304 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for twelve months.

The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.
He is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously.

Find out more at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login
Derry GAA

Conor Doherty of Derry, celebrates his side's third goal, scored by Benny Heron, during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Derry and Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds.

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.