Ex-Rotherham police worker facing jail over £270,000 fraud

By Adele Forrest | 12/07/2018

Ex-Rotherham police worker facing jail over £270,000 fraud

A FORMER South Yorkshire Police worker is facing jail after stealing more than £270,000.

Jaqueline Fletcher, of Boundary Walk, Brinsworth, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today (Thursday) and admitted four counts of theft.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from the Department for Work and Pensions between November 2011 and July 2016, when she stole £63,547.

She also admitted stealing from her former employer, South Yorkshire Police. Fletcher was a property store team leader at Attercliffe Police station and admitted taking £95,800 in October 2013. 

She left the force in 2015 and the money is still unaccounted for.

Fletcher also admitted to theft of £116,527 after taking money from the sale of her elderly mother’s property in 2011.

The total amount Fletcher stole was £275,874, the court heard.

Judge Rachael Harrison was told Fletcher was in “poor health”, but told her to “prepare for custody”.

She was granted unconditional bail and will be sentenced on August 9.

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