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Two convicted at Armagh Court for wrongfully claiming benefits

Two people were convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ court yesterday (Friday) for claiming benefits they were not entitled to.

Neil McGeown (56) of Cashel Road, Tassagh, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,792 while failing to declare employment. He was given 100 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £40.

Mary Maron (49) of Drumbreda Walk, Armagh, claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,678 while failing to declare employment. She was fined £300, ordered to pay an offender’s levy of £15 and court costs of £34.

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

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