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A suspected shoplifter has been charged over multiple offences in three areas of west Kent.

During the afternoon of 14 October 2023, a woman walked into a pharmacy in Tenterden High Street where it is alleged she stole items worth more than £500.

Around a month later, Kent Police was notified that a car was refuelled on two separate occasions at a petrol station in St Saviours Road, Maidstone, before the driver left without paying.

During this period items to the value of more than £150 were also reported stolen from a business in Lenham.

On Thursday 7 December a woman from Maidstone was arrested and later charged with two thefts and two counts of making off without payment.

The 50-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on the following day where she was bailed pending a further hearing at the same court on Wednesday 3 January 2024.

By Ed

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