Woman pleads guilty to £19,000 benefit fraud

A 32-year-old Dungiven woman has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud at Londonderry Crown Court.

Cathy Connor, from Mountain View, in the town, pleaded guilty at her arraignment to committing the offences between November 2003 and September 2005.

She admitted to fraudulently claiming a total of £19,000 in income support and housing benefits.

Connor will be sentenced following the preparation of a pre-sentence report.