Police officer fired for underpaying on charity box of Jaffa CakesOctober 15, 2021
The future’s not orange: Police officer gets fired after paying charity stall 10p for a £1 box of Jaffa Cakes
- PC Chris Dwyer, 51, put two 5p coins into the charity stall cash tin to pay for two Jaffa Cake packets, which were worth 50p each
- When a query was raised about underpayment, a disciplinary panel found Dwyer gave dishonest accounts and his conduct had been ‘an abuse of trust’
- The stall at the police station in Halifax, West Yorkshire, was selling sweet treats and soft drinks in January to help pay for a charity trip to Uganda
A police constable who only paid a charity stall 10p for Jaffa Cakes worth £1 has been sacked for gross misconduct.
PC Chris Dwyer, 51, put coins in the cash tin and took two Jaffa Cake packets being sold for 50p each.
When a query was raised about underpayment he was found to have put in just two 5p pieces, a misconduct hearing was told.
The stall at the police station in Halifax, West Yorkshire, was selling sweet treats, crisps, snacks and soft drinks for 50p each in January to pay for a charity trip to Uganda.
Fired: PC Chris Dwyer was sacked for gross misconduct for underpaying a charity stall for two packets of Jaffa Cakes
After Dwyer’s visit, a colleague raised concerns about underpayment.
A West Yorkshire Police disciplinary panel found that Dwyer gave dishonest accounts and his evidence was ‘evasive and an attempt to reduce his culpability’.
The officer, who joined the force in 2017, denied breaching police standards.
But the panel said his conduct had been ‘an abuse of trust’, the BBC reported.
He was found guilty of gross misconduct and instantly dismissed.
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