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Belfast woman sentenced for almost £150,000 benefit fraud

The benefit fraud was uncovered in a Department for Communities probe

A WOMAN from west Belfast was convicted yesterday over claiming benefits she was not entitled to worth almost £150,000.

Lorraine Lowry (40), of Snugville Street, off the Shankill Road, claimed income support and housing benefit totalling £146,526 while failing to declare living together as husband and wife.

At Belfast Magistrates' Court, she was given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

The benefit fraud was uncovered in a Department for Communities (DfC) probe.

She is also required to repay to the DfC any outstanding money wrongly obtained.

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