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A police constable who only paid a charity stall 10p for Jaffa Cakes worth £1 has been sacked for gross misconduct.

PC Chris Dwyer, 51, put coins in the cash tin and took two Jaffa Cake packets being sold for 50p each.

When a query was raised about underpayment he was found to have put in just two 5p pieces, a misconduct hearing was told.

The stall at the police station in Halifax, West Yorkshire, was selling sweet treats, crisps, snacks and soft drinks for 50p each in January to pay for a charity trip to Uganda.

Fired: PC Chris Dwyer was sacked for gross misconduct for underpaying a charity stall for two packets of Jaffa Cakes

Fired: PC Chris Dwyer was sacked for gross misconduct for underpaying a charity stall for two packets of Jaffa Cakes

Fired: PC Chris Dwyer was sacked for gross misconduct for underpaying a charity stall for two packets of Jaffa Cakes

After Dwyer’s visit, a colleague raised concerns about underpayment.

A West Yorkshire Police disciplinary panel found that Dwyer gave dishonest accounts and his evidence was ‘evasive and an attempt to reduce his culpability’.

The officer, who joined the force in 2017, denied breaching police standards.

But the panel said his conduct had been ‘an abuse of trust’, the BBC reported.

He was found guilty of gross misconduct and instantly dismissed.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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