The future isn’t orange: Police officer is fired after paying 10 cents to charity for £1 box of Jaffa cakes
- PC Chris Dwyer, 51, put two 5p coins in the charity stall money can to pay for two Jaffa Cake packs, each worth 50 pence
- When asked about underpayment, a disciplinary panel found that Dwyer made unfair statements and that his behavior had been “breach of trust”
- The stall at the police station in Halifax, West Yorkshire, sold sweets and soft drinks in January to help pay for a charity trip to Uganda
A police officer who paid a charity stall just 10 cents for Jaffa Cakes worth £1 has been fired for gross misconduct.
PC Chris Dwyer, 51, put coins into the money can and took two Jaffa Cake packs that sold for 50 cents each.
When asked about underpayment, he was found to have put in only two 5p pieces, a misconduct hearing was told.
The stall at the police station in Halifax, West Yorkshire, sold sweets, chips, snacks and soft drinks for 50 cents each in January to help pay for a charity trip to Uganda.
Fired: PC Chris Dwyer was fired for gross misconduct for underpaying a charity stall for two packs of Jaffa Cakes
After Dwyer’s visit, a colleague expressed concern about underpayment.
A West Yorkshire Police disciplinary panel found that Dwyer made unfair statements and that his evidence was “evasive and an attempt to reduce his guilt”.
The officer, who joined the police force in 2017, denied having violated police standards.
But the panel said his behavior had been ‘a breach of trust’, the BBC reported.
He was found guilty of gross misconduct and immediately fired.