Man from Crumlin jailed after being paid £1,873 in benefits whilst working in hospitality sector

A man from Crumlin who was paid £1,873 in benefits whilst working at hotels after failing to fully declare his circumstances has been jailed for five months.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Thursday, 8th July 2021, 9:10 am
A man from Crumlin who was paid £1,873 in benefits whilst working at hotels after failing to fully declare his circumstances has been jailed for five months (photo: stock image)
A man from Crumlin who was paid £1,873 in benefits whilst working at hotels after failing to fully declare his circumstances has been jailed for five months (photo: stock image)

Barry McGovern (33), of Canning Grove, appeared via video link from prison at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena.

It was heard he was already a sentenced prisoner with a release date of June 2022.

He also admitted driving a BMW whilst disqualified and without insurance at Nutts Corner.

When spoken to by police at the scene he had given a false name. He was also banned from driving for four years.