The Social Security Agency Financial Investigation Unit obtained a Confiscation Order to the value of £12,555 against Martin Cooper (49), of Ashfield Road, Greysteel at Londonderry Crown Court yesterday
On the 9 June 2015, the defendant was found guilty of fraudulently claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit, and was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for two years on the same date.
At the confiscation hearing, the Court agreed that the loss to the Department through the defendant’s criminal activity amounted to £12,555. The Confiscation Order is to be satisfied by 25 November 2015. If the Confiscation Order is not satisfied by this date, the defendant must serve a sentence of 12 months imprisonment.