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Two convicted of benefit fraud in Coleraine

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One man and one woman were convicted at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court yesterday for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Gareth Mullan (31) of Quickthorn Place, Coleraine claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £4,697 while failing to declare employment. He was given a four month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Phyllis Wilson (48) of Clarehill Park, Adhadowey claimed Carer’s Allowance totalling £6,719 while failing to declare employment. She was given 100 hours Community Service.

They are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.

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