MPS counter staff officer stole lost property cash

A former member of the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) front counter staff has been given a suspended jail sentence for stealing cash handed in as lost property.

Jun 14, 2021
By Tony Thompson

Public access officer Neerju Mohamedally had booked in cash at Ilford police station as lost property in September 2020, which she later stole.

Mohamedally was arrested and suspended from her post following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)-directed investigation by the MPS’s Anti-Corruption Command. She later resigned from the force and admitted theft of £64.

On Monday (June 14) she was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.

The MPS had referred the case to the IOPC after receiving reports of money going missing.

IOPC Director of Major Investigations Steve Noonan said: “Neerju Mohamedally was in a position of trust, dealing with members of the public handling inquiries at the front counter of Ilford police station. She let down the public and the Metropolitan Police Service with her actions.

“The court has taken a dim view of her actions. There is no place in a police force for members of staff who breach the public’s trust. She was also ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and pay court costs of £340.”

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