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Man who tricked GPs gets a curfew
7:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A STOW man who tricked several GPs into prescribing him morphine has been ordered to stay at home for 12 hours a day for the next six months.
At Gloucester Crown Court Christopher Clark, aged 47, admitted failing to comply with the terms of a suspended jail sentence order imposed last November. He had missed appointments with his supervisor and had attended only two out of seven, the court heard.
After hearing that the order was not working, Judge Jamie Tabor QC cancelled it and instead imposed a curfew from 6pm-6am every night.
The curfew is in addition to the nine months jail term suspended for two years which he received at the original sentencing.
Last November, the court heard that the skilled conman illegally obtained a total of £8,849 worth of prescription drugs with his deceptions.
At the latest hearing the court was told that he may soon be facing new charges in relation to medication that his elderly mother, who has dementia, has been receiving.