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

Gerard Martin (47) of Marian Park, Downpatrick claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £38,438 while failing to declare capital. He was given a one year custodial sentence and one year’s probation.

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