Benefits fraudster claimed £42k

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A Londonderry woman has been convicted at Newry Crown Court for claiming benefits to which she was not entitled.

Rose Stokes (38) of Labre Park, Londonderry, claimed Income Support totalling £42,373 while failing to declare capital. She was given a 15 months suspended sentence for two years at Newry Crown Court on Wednesday, February 1.

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