John Martin Nixon was sentenced to 130 hours of community service after he admitted knowingly making false statements to claim £2,440 in sickness benefits between May 2013 and November 2015.
The court heard that Nixon had submitted 13 claims for short-term incapacity allowance while working for three different construction-sector businesses.
An officer from the Social Security Department said that during the periods that were investigated, Nixon worked for 88 days while he was signed off sick and on some of the occasions he had been in receipt of overtime pay rates.
In addition to the 130 hours of community service, which is equivalent to a seven-month prison sentence, the court made a compensation order of £1,940 – the amount Nixon owes the Social Security Department.
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