Woman sentenced for trying to get police check on son-in-law

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Kamini Patel ordered to carry out community service and pay £500 costs

A POST Office worker who tried to get a police officer to carry out an unauthorised police check on her future son-in-law has been ordered to carry out community service.

Kamini Patel had asked a Metropolitan Police Constable to carry out an unauthorised check to ascertain if her future son in law had any criminal convictions in February.

But after he contacted the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) Mrs Patel was arrested under the Serious Crime Act 2007.

The 54-year-old of Village Way, Beckenham, appeared before Southwark Crown Court and was sentenced to 100 hours community service and ordered to pay £500 costs.

She previously pleaded guilty to Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 – encouraging or assisting an offence to be committed.

DI Claire Moxon, from the DPS, said: “Police systems contain sensitive personal information that must be kept confidential. The officer did exactly the right thing and reported it straight away so that we were able to take action. We will take action against anyone who asks a police officer to conduct unauthorised police checks.”

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