LOGAN — A woman who lied about having cancer while she was facing drug charges was sentenced Monday for forgery and prescription fraud.

First District Court Judge Clint S. Judkins sentenced Andrea Shaw, 35, Paradise, to 120 days in jail and ordered her to pay $2,400 in fines.

Shaw had entered a plea in abeyance to the drug charges in August, which would have enabled her to avoid jail.

But when prosecutors discovered she had lied about having cancer, the plea in abeyance was revoked and she pleaded guilty to two counts of prescription fraud and one count of forgery, all third-degree felonies.

The forgery charge stemmed from a letter describing Shaw's breast cancer and recommending she undergo a mastectomy. The letter was supposedly from a doctor, but Shaw had actually written it.

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