Confiscation Order against Lisburn man

A Confiscation Order to the value of £12,303 was imposed on Eric Jeffers of Portmore Avenue, Lisburn at Craigavon Crown Court on Monday.

Jeffers (60) had claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit on the grounds of being a full time carer who had no savings or other source of income. Due to his failure to report his true circumstances he received £14,160 in benefits he was not entitled to over a five year period. The Court granted a Confiscation Order in the amount of £12,303 with a sentence of six months in default of non-payment. He has until 30 November to satisfy the order