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Coleraine Woman convicted of Benefit Fraud

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A woman was convicted at Antrim Crown Court yesterday for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

Yvonne Holmes (47) of The Crescent, Coleraine claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £20,356  while failing to declare employment. She was given a four month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.

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