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Two Northern Ireland benefit fraudsters walk free

Two people have walked free from courts in Northern Ireland after claiming thousands in benefits they were not entitled to (stock photo)
Two people have walked free from courts in Northern Ireland after claiming thousands in benefits they were not entitled to (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

Two people have walked free from courts in Northern Ireland after claiming thousands in benefits they were not entitled to.

Irene Wilson (66), of Belfast Road, Bangor claimed Housing Benefit of £10,785 while failing to declare a non-dependent was living in the household. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months at Ards Magistrates Court yesterday.

Separately, Shane McGleenon (40), of Keady Road, Armagh was convicted at Armagh Magistrates Court for claiming Housing Benefit of £9,674 while failing to declare he was living together with a partner. He was given a three-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

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