Former South Yorkshire Police employee in court for theft

Date published: 17 May 2018 16:48
Dated: 17 May 2018 17:09:01

A 48-year-old woman previously employed by SYP has appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court this afternoon (Thursday, 3 May) charged with four counts of theft.

Jaqueline Fletcher of Boundary Walk, Rotherham, was reported on summons for theft from employer, SYP, two counts of theft from the Department for Works and Pensions and theft from the person of another.

The charge of theft from the person of another is alleged to have occurred in 2011 when Fletcher obtained money from the sale of her mother's property, of which the proceeds were to cover care home fees for her elderly mother.

The two counts of theft from DWP, reportedly occurring between October 2011 and July 2016, are in connection to Fletcher being in receipt of pension and allowance benefit for her mother who was in the care home. The payments were to assist with fees and any associated costs for her mother.

In 2013, Fletcher, employed as a Property Store Team Leader at Attercliffe Police Station in Sheffield, is believed to have banked cash she was granted access to within the property store as part of her role, in her own bank instead of the Force account. Fletcher left the Force in 2015 and the money is unaccounted for.

Fletcher did not enter a plea and has been bailed until her appearance at Sheffield Crown Court for a Plea and Case Management Hearing on Thursday, 14 June. The amounts alleged to have been stolen were not disclosed today in court.

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