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Three Co Armagh claimants convicted of benefit fraud

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Three people were convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday) for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Rui Belo (39) of Dingwell Park, Lurgan claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £910 while failing to declare employment. He was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £34.

Tanya Harrison (37) of Baird Avenue, Donaghcloney claimed Income Support totalling £5,873 while failing to declare employment. She was given a two year conditional discharge.

Elizabeth Burns (28) of Castlerise, Tandragee claimed Housing Benefit totalling £6,081 while failing to declare employment. She was given an absolute discharge.

All are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

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