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HASTINGS TORY IN M&S VENDETTA

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A former Hastings BC Tory group leader has admitted forging Marks & Spencer receipts in a vendetta over a redevelop...
A former Hastings BC Tory group leader has admitted forging Marks & Spencer receipts in a vendetta over a redevelopment dispute.

John Evans was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, after Reading Crown Court heard he started a returned goods scam because he believed the company had blocked his authority's redevelopment plans.

John Price, prosecuting, said Mr Evans had been caught trying to leave the M&S superstore in Camberley, Surrey, with an overcoat.

'The plan was to steal from M&S, manufacture a receipt then return the clothing and claim the money back from M&S,' said Mr Price.

Police found forged receipts on Mr Evans and at his home. Mr Justice Hooper said: 'It's sufficient to say that you were, at the time of the commission of these offences, suffering from a mental disorder . . . There is no public need for you to spend time in prison.'
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