Holywood fitness ace claimed £49k in benefits
An award winning female bodybuilder who falsely claimed over £49,000 in benefits including Disability Living Allowance has avoided jail despite pleading guilty to eight separate counts of fraud.
Kerry Boomer, from Holywood, had a one year prison sentence suspended for three years and was ordered to repay all outstanding money wrongfully obtained.
Runner up in last April's Northern Ireland Bodybuilding Championship, the 39-year-old trainer had been claiming for Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Housing Benefit and Disability Living Allowance.
According to the a report in the Sunday World, muscle-bound Ms Boomer has a luxurious lifestyle at her period cottage close to the exclusive Royal Belfast Golf Club and has competed in national yachting events around Ireland.