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Benefits cheat mum lied to claim £7,000

Woman who was working at care homes guilty of seven frauds A single mum pretended to be jobless so she could fraudulently claim more than £7,000 benefits, a court has been told. Donnamarie Derrick, of Partridge Close, Herne Bay, conned the taxman for almost two years, raking in housing benefit, income support, carer’s allowance and jobseeker’s allowance. But the 38-year-old …

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Driver keeps licence despite abandoning crashed car

A young driver who ran off after his car smashed into a wall was allowed to keep his licence after turning up to court in a suit and tie. Magistrates told Ricardo Salerno, of Blackburn Road, Greenhill, they were impressed by his outfit, and his job on tug boats at Woolwich. The 20 year old led police on an hour-long …

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Man grew cannabis in tent at home to save himself some money

Neil Daniel smoked so much cannabis that he decided the best way to save himself money was to grow it himself. But having set up a mini-farm in a tent at his Herne Bay home, the 33-year-old was raided by police. Magistrates in Canterbury heard that there were six young plants growing inside the tent, plus some cannabis leaves in …

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IN BRIEF

Dad denies knife charge A man has appeared in court accused of drunkenly walking around Herne Bay at night with his toddler son in tow and armed with a kitchen knife. Keith Baldock, 34, is charged with possessing the three-inch blade in Owls Hatch Road at 11.25pm on February 25. Prosecutor Neil Sweeney told Canterbury Magistrates’ Court that Baldock is …

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Teen stole cash from foster carer

A TEENAGER who ran away after stealing more than £2,200 from a foster home in Herne Bay has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. Kevin McMahon, 18, pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court last Thursday. The court heard that on January 10, McMahon took £2,240 from the foster home he was …

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Drink-driver is banned for three years

A DRIVER has been banned from the road for three years after failing a breath test the morning after a night out with friends. Sam Morphett, 21, had slept for eight hours and eaten a cooked breakfast at Wetherspoons but still tested over the limit when he was stopped by police just before 9am on February 1, as he drove …

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Woman earns praise for turning life round

38-year-old quits the booze for sake of her unborn child A WOMAN described by police as being so drunk she had saliva hanging off her chin won praise from magistrates for turning her life around. Hayley Brown, 38, appeared before Canterbury magistrates on Friday to admit being drunk and disorderly outside her flat in Douglas Road, Herne Bay. But the …

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