Newtownards benefits fraudster sent to jail
A woman has been jailed for four months after claiming £37,570 in benefits while failing to declare employment.
Sharon Hepburn (38), of Bowtown Road, Newtownards, appeared at Downpatrick Crown Court yesterday where she was sentenced for claiming Incapacity Benefit and Housing Benefit. She was given a four-month prison sentence.
She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.