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Shaina Marston cheats jail despite chemist drug fraud attempt

Monday 26th September 2016

A WOMAN who tried to obtain drugs from a Maidstone chemist using a false prescription has escaped jail.

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

She pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud.

On July 13 2016 the 23-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 herself.

Magistrates sentenced Marston to 56 days in prison, suspended for 12 months. She must also pay £40 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.