Former Dorset Police worker who stole from Force ordered to pay £32,000

FORMER Dorset Police worker Lisa Arnold has been ordered to pay over £32,000 after stealing cash from the Force. 

Following an investigation by the Dorset Police Counter Corruption Unit, she was sentenced to two years in prison on January 25, 2023 at Bournemouth Crown Court. 

The 53-year-old, who resigned from Dorset Police in May 2022, has been given 28 days to pay the sum, or she could face a further nine-month prison sentence.

At a hearing on November 23, it was ruled that the total benefit figure from her offending was £55,000. 

Under legislation from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, £32,829.84 is the full amount available to be seized. 

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Scott Brimicombe, detective constable of Dorset Police’s Economic Unit, said: “The defendant in this case obtained a large amount of cash from her offending.

“Dorset Police is committed to using legislation available to us under the POCA to ensure that criminals are not able to walk away with the proceeds of their illegal activities.”

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