A COP stole cash from a lost wallet handed in at the races.
Matthew Rollason, 38, was on duty in uniform last year at the four-day Cheltenham Festival.
Matthew Rollason, 38, took £100 from a wallet after a member of the public handed it to him as lost property[/caption]
He took £100 after a member of the public handed him the wallet.
But the owner noticed it was gone when he got it from lost property.
PC Rollason was caught in a sting by colleagues two days later when he pocketed £200 in marked notes from a purse.
He resigned from the Gloucestershire force.
Rollason admitted two theft charges and got 12 months’ jail, suspended.
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He also got 18 months rehabilitation and curfew.
At Bristol crown court Judge Michael Longman said: “These offences were as inexplicable as they were inexcusable.”
Fiona Elder, defending, said Rollason had “pressed the self-destruct button” on his career.
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