Community service for Carrick man who failed to declare employment

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A Carrick man was convicted at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits to which he was not entitled.

Leonard McCullough, aged 43, of Ellis Street, claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £8,468 while failing to declare employment.

He was given 150 hours’ community service.

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