Two men were convicted at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Thursday for claiming benefits to which they were not entitled.
David Ashcombe (32) of Violet Street, Londonderry, claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance totalling £3,478 while failing to declare employment.
He was fined £400 and ordered to pay an offenders levy of £15.
Christopher McCann (23) of Swilly Gardens, Londonderry, claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance totalling £1,483 while failing to declare employment.
He was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £43.
Both are also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.