A former Dorset Police Evidence officer has been jailed after stealing £14,000.
Lisa Arnold pleaded guilty before appearing in Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing.
The 52-year-old woman worked as a Police Evidence officer over a 4 year period where she stole over £14,000 in seized cash from Dorset Police. This stolen cash was suggested to fuel her shopping addiction.
In a police interview, Arnold said she’d ‘look for uncounted exhibits of cash and open the envelope from the bottom’. She would then remove a quantity of cash and ‘reseal the envelope with sellotape’.
On March 5th 2022, Lisa was arrested at her home with nearly £15,000 stuffed into her wardrobe.
Ms Arnold has been sentenced to 24 months in prison.