Belfast Telegraph

Women avoid prison over £50k benefit fraud

Two women have been convicted at Belfast Crown Court for falsely claiming almost £50,000 of benefits.

Eileen Conn (44) of Springfield Road, Belfast, claimed £29,132 while failing to declare employment.

She was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for three years.

Elizabeth Dorman (55) of Invernook Park, Belfast, claimed £19,649 while failing to declare employment and a pension. She was given a 24-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Both are also required to repay any outstanding money.

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