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.
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.