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Calif. forger who tried fake doctor's note to delay sentencing is going to prison

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(CBS/AP) SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A California forger who showed up in court with a phony doctor's note trying to delay her sentencing has been given nearly five years in prison after a week delay.

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The sentence is real for Michelle Astumian, who pleaded no contest in January to felony forgery for falsifying drug prescriptions.

When she showed up in court last month with that "doctor's note," prosecutors said it was a fake, she collapsed, and the judge ordered her into custody.

Astumian, who's 41, had been free on $45,000 bail.

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