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Castlewellan Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud
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A man was convicted at Downpatrick Crown court today for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

Colm Kearney (54) of Burren Road, Castlewellan claimed Income Support and Rates totalling £22,735 while failing to declare his partner’s employment. He was given 200 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £34.

He will also have to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.