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Drug fraud bungler Damian Parsonage sent to prison

Monday 26th September 2016

DRUG fraudster Damian John Parsonage has been jailed for a bungled bit to get tablets from a chemist.

On July 13 2016 the 29-year-old, of Brunswick Street, Maidstone, passed a false medical prescription at a pharmacy in High Street, Maidstone, and at another pharmacy in Week Street, Maidstone, intending to make a gain of Diazepam tablets for himself.

Magistrates sentenced Parsonage to 84 days in prison, suspended for 12 months. He must also pay £40 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

He was sentenced on September 21 2016 at Mid Kent Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud.