TWO men from Co Antrim have been convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ court on Tuesday for making false benefit claims.
Andrew McCarey, of The Glade, Mossley claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £4,317 while failing to declare employment.
The 32-year-old was given 150 hours community service.
Stuart Thomson, of Gray Mount Parade, Newtownabbey was given 120 hours community service.
The 31-year-old was ordered to pay court costs of £22 for wrongful encashment of Employment and Support Allowance totalling £257.
Both are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.