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Portballintrae man Convicted of Benefit Fraud

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A man was convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Malachy Martin (59) of Benbane Park, Portballintrae claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,844 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for one year and ordered to pay court costs of £28.

He is also required to repay the outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

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