Police officer conned shops out of £11,000

Bicester Advertiser: Police officer conned shops out of £11,000 Police officer conned shops out of £11,000

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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10:28am Wed 7 May 14

Gunslinger says...

The first paragraph doesn't make sense.

However, a crazy thing to do - this lady evidently needs help.
The first paragraph doesn't make sense. However, a crazy thing to do - this lady evidently needs help. Gunslinger
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10:36am Wed 7 May 14

snert says...

"Nicholas Yeo, defending, said a psychiatric assessment suggested a brain injury prior to her offending."

Since when has stupidity been a brain injury? No "brain injury" makes you do that. This was calculated fraud.

She's a disgrace.
"Nicholas Yeo, defending, said a psychiatric assessment suggested a brain injury prior to her offending." Since when has stupidity been a brain injury? No "brain injury" makes you do that. This was calculated fraud. She's a disgrace. snert
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8:22pm Wed 7 May 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

It sounds more like a thrill-seeker pushing the limits of how far she can go. Men who go kerb-crawling apparently feel that the chance of being caught adds to their erotic excitement. The brain injury sounds like a lame excuse. Does she have to pay back the stolen money? Will she keep her pension?
It sounds more like a thrill-seeker pushing the limits of how far she can go. Men who go kerb-crawling apparently feel that the chance of being caught adds to their erotic excitement. The brain injury sounds like a lame excuse. Does she have to pay back the stolen money? Will she keep her pension? Milkbutnosugarplease
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