Gilford man convicted of benefit fraud


A man was convicted at Craigavon Crown Court for claiming benefits he was not entitled to.

John Ramsey (52) of Knocknagore Road, Gilford claimed Employment and Support Allowance totalling £27,828 while failing to declare he was living with a partner.

He was given a nine month prison sentence suspended for three years.

Mr Ramsey is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.