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Man jailed for pawning family war medals for drug habit

A man from Chatham has been jailed for 10 months after pawning family war medals to fund his drug habit.

Man jailed for pawning family war medals for drugs

A man from Chatham has been jailed for pawning family war medals and stealing nearly £9,000 from his deceased mother’s account to fund his drug habit.

29-year-old Brendan Cameron admitted to charges of theft, fraud and possession of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 2nd September.

He was sentenced yesterday at Maidstone Crown Court to 10 months in prison.

Cameron pawned a naval medal from WWI and another medal from WWII for £522.

A debit card owned by his mother and his grandmother was also stolen and £8,774 withdrawn.

He later admitted that he had withdrawn the cash from the account over a three-week period to fund his drug habit.

His actions following the death of his mother were nothing short of disgraceful with no consideration for the impact it would have on an already grieving family.

I hope this sentence will give him an opportunity to reflect on the depths that he has sunk to in committing these terrible crimes.

– PC Neil Bowdery, Investigating officer

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