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Police officer conned shops out of £11,000
6:30am Wednesday 7th May 2014 in News
A SENIOR police officer who conned shops out of £11,000 by in part using a Bicester Village outlet has been jailed for two-and-half-years.
Former Surrey Police chief inspector Tanya Brookes, 46, netted more than £11,000 from firms like Micro Scooters and Boots.
Nicholas Tucker, prosecuting, said Brookes, pictured, bought items like Poitier cotton sheets and a cashmere satin-edge blanket at a discount rate from The White Company at Bicester Village.
The mother-of-four would then falsify bank statements to show she paid full price and return it to another store for a refund.
Mr Tucker said the university-educated “high flyer” would often wear her police ID around her neck to “capitalise on the trust people tend to place in police officers”.
Nicholas Yeo, defending, said a psychiatric assessment suggested a brain injury prior to her offending.
At Winchester Crown Court yesterday Judge Andrew Barnett told her: “You have disgraced the uniform you once wore.”
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