Belfast Telegraph

Newtownabbey woman Jennifer McCandless convicted over £22k benefit fraud

A Newtownabbey woman has been convicted for claiming £22,382 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Jennifer McCandless (43) of The Glade, Mossley, Newtownabbey claimed Housing Benefit totalling £22,382 while failing to declare capital. 

She was given a six month prison sentence suspended for two years at at Belfast Crown Court on Thursday.

The fraud was uncovered after an investigation by the Department for Communities.

McCandless has repaid the money to the department in full.

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