Northern Ireland

Londonderry man admits £19,000 benefit fraud

A 62-year-old man from Londonderry has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud totalling more £19,000.

William Brady from Iniscairn Court in the city admitted falsely obtaining income support and housing benefits between November 2002 and April 2005.

A defence barrister told Londonderry Crown Court Brady had £20,000 in a bank account but the investment was not due to mature until 2012.

He was released on continuing bail but told he may serve a prison sentence.