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Downpatrick Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud
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A man was convicted at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court yesterday for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

William Murphy (43) of Slievegrane Road, Downpatrick, was given 200 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £31 for failure to declare employment while claiming Job Seekers Allowance totalling £2,499.

He was also ordered to repay the full amount wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency by way of a Compensation Order.