Police officer faces misconduct hearing for ‘sticking carrot barcode on donuts’ to pay 7 pence


A police officer reportedly attempted to buy a £ 9.95 box of 12 Krispy Kreme donuts for seven pence by sticking a barcode for carrots on it and going through a self-service checkout.Pc Simon Read is facing a misconduct hearing into the alleged Tesco Extra incident in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which occurred on February 10 this year.

The articles say his alleged violation of professional standards is “so serious that his dismissal would be justified.”

He claims that on February 10, while on duty and in police uniform, he went shopping at Tesco Extra in Wisbech.

“You have selected a cardboard tray with 12 Krispy Kreme donuts priced at £ 9.95,” Force asserts.

“The donut platter had a price barcode on it. You then went to the fruit and veg area where you used the self-service scales to get a self-adhesive barcode price tag for the carrots priced at £ 0.07.

Police say he “stuck the carrot price tag on the donut tray.”

‘At the self-service checkout you intentionally scanned the barcode for the carrots, instead of the barcode for the donuts, with the result that you were charged £ 0.07 for the donuts, instead of £ 9.95.


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