Officer could be fired for ‘pasting a 7p carrot barcode on a box of Krispy Kreme donuts’ | UK News


A police officer could be fired for allegedly attempting to buy a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for 7 pence by pasting a barcode for carrots on the box.

PC Simon Read, a Cambridgeshire Police officer, is the subject of an internal investigation into the alleged incident of February 10 this year.

He is claimed to have planned to get the £ 9.95 box of 12 donuts for less than 10p while in uniform and on duty at a Tesco Extra in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Two-day hearing scheduled for November 25

Articles from the investigation indicate that PC Read’s alleged violation of professional standards was “so serious that termination would be warranted.”

It is said that PC Read took the tray of ten pastries, before heading to the fruit and vegetable section.

Once there, he allegedly selected a carrot and placed it on the scale, which produced a label with a value of 7%.

It is claimed that PC Read then stuck this barcode onto the original barcode on the Krispy Kreme box, before heading to the self-service checkouts.

According to documents filed with Cambridgeshire Police, the officer is accused of acting dishonestly and without integrity by knowingly paying 7p for the donuts when he knew he should have paid £ 9.95.

A two-day police hearing is scheduled to take place in Peterborough and begin on November 25.

Case documents indicate that PC Read’s alleged behavior “brings discredit and undermines confidence in the police department, as a reasonable member of the public, aware of all the facts, would be rightly appalled that” a police officer acted dishonestly and without integrity. “.


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