Police officer arrested for stealing Dh300 from dead man's wallet

 

Police officer arrested for stealing Dh300 from dead mans wallet

To hide his misdeed, the officer withdrew cash from a machine near the police station and placed the cash into an evidence bag.

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Published: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 29 Jun 2019, 6:15 PM

A police officer from Humberside, England, has been jailed for 15 months after he was guilty of stealing £65 (Dh300 approx) from a dead man's wallet.
Paul Wallace, 47, a constable with Humberside Police, who was assigned as the dead man's family liaison, took the cash and later tried to cover up the theft. He planted stolen £65 in the police property store, amended his pocket notebook and duped another officer into discovering the money, reported Independent.
The case dates back to 2015 when Wallace attended the sudden accidental death of the man and took possession of a number of items from the deceased man's house, including his wallet containing £65, as evidence. However, when the wallet was returned, the deceased man's partner complaint that it was empty.
To hide his misdeed, Wallace withdrew £50 from a cash machine near the police station and placed the cash into an evidence bag. Wallace pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at an earlier hearing and was handed his prison sentence at Grimsby Crown Court.
The prosecutor said Wallace's actions had affected the deceased man's partner by making her relive the events surrounding his death and had shattered her faith and trust in the police.



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