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Co Armagh woman convicted of £51,000 benefit fraud

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A Co Armagh woman has been convicted of falsely claiming more than £51,000 in benefits.

Sharon Davidson, of Drumellan Gardens, Craigavon appeared before Magistrates’ this morning.

The 39-year-old was hauled before the courts for claiming the benefits which she was not entitled to.

Davidson claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £51,291 while failing to declare she was living with a partner.

She was given a twelve month prison sentence suspended for three years.

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

Suspected benefit fraud can be reported to the Department for Communities anonymously. Find out more at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/benefit-fraud

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