Two men convicted at Coleraine Magistrates Court

Coleraine Courthouse

Two men were convicted at Coleraine Magistrates Court yesterday for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Trevor Ashfield (54) of Macfin Road, Ballymoney, claimed Employment and Support Allowance totalling £4,116 while failing to declare employment. He was given a four month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Christopher Doherty (29) of Greenway Drive, Coleraine, claimed Job Seeker’s Allowance totalling £3,190 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence suspended for two years.

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

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