A WOMAN has been told to repay £5,274 she claimed illegally in housing benefit.

Karmen O'Callaghan, 33, has been found guilty of wrongly claiming the money after failing to tell Brentwood Council she had moved out of an address in Rollason Way, Brentwood.

Along with the repayment order, O'Callaghan was also handed a 12 month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.

She has also been ordered to pay £600 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.