Larne woman claimed benefits she was not entitled to

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A Larne woman was convicted at Antrim Magistrates’ court for claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

Lisa Barrett (33) of Carneal Road, Larne claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £5,023 while failing to declare employment. She was given 100 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs of £31.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.