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PSNI officer is accused of stealing nearly £4k

By Alan Erwin

Published 26/11/2016

A policewoman is facing prosecution for allegedly stealing nearly £4,000 from the PSNI.

The 41-year-old constable has been charged with a total of seven offences involving theft and misconduct in a public office.

She is not being named at this stage for legal reasons.

The accused was due before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday to establish if she has a case to answer. But proceedings were instead adjourned until next month.

The five charges of theft span a period between September 2009 and July 2014.

It is alleged that the officer stole cash amounts of £760, £450, £985, £1,290 and £300 from PSNI exhibits. She is further accused of two counts of wilful misconduct amounting to an abuse of the public's trust in her as a police constable by removing a total of £3,785 belonging to the PSNI without reasonable excuse or justification.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted a three-week adjournment in the preliminary hearing.

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