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Portadown woman claimed over £4,000 in benefits while working

Craigavon Courthouse

A Portadown woman, who claimed more than £4,000 in benefits while working, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday).

Elaine Douglas (32) of Oakwood Place, claimed Income Support and Carers Allowance totalling £4,180 while failing to declare employment.

She was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £43.

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

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