Portadown woman claimed £4,000 benefits while in work

There was a sitting of Longford District Court last week.
There was a sitting of Longford District Court last week.

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