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PC jailed for selling accident victims’ data

| March 12, 2014

A 27 year old Thames Valley Police officer has been jailed for selling accident victims’ details to solicitors’ firms.

The female officer from Bretch Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire, stole the data from the Thames Valley Police computer during an 11-month conspiracy with her lover from Ivy Road, Handsworth, Birmingham.

The female police officer who stole the data was jailed for three and a half years while her lover was given a three year sentence at Winchester Crown Court.

Both were convicted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

The female police officer was dismissed from her job following a Thames Valley Police misconduct hearing on 3rd March 2014.

The court was told the female police officer began the conspiracy with he lover in January 2011. She would access the Thames Valley Police command and control computer to note the personal details of members of the public involved in road accidents, including the unique reference number (URN) each incident was given the prosecutor said.

The court was told the pair set up case management companies to sell the information to firms of solicitors who would pay them a referral fee for each case that led to a successful compensation claim.

Each referral fee was worth between £600 and £800 and they gained a total of £26,400 from the 2,456 case details stole during the 11-month conspiracy.

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