Former Met worker sentenced for stealing lost property cash

Police were called to Wembley Central station on Friday. Picture: Met Police

Neerju Mohamedally, 24, - a former Met Police worker based in Ilford - has been given a suspended jail term for stealing cash handed in as lost property. - Credit: Met Police

A former Met worker based in Ilford has been given a suspended prison sentence for stealing cash handed in as lost property.

Neerju Mohamedally was given an eight-month jail term - suspended for 18 months - at Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday (June 14).

Former public access officer Mohamedally admitted stealing £64 on February 4 at Thames Magistrates' Court, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the Met's Anti-Corruption Command (ACC). 

Last September at Ilford Police Station, the 24-year-old booked in the cash she went on to steal as lost property.

She was arrested and suspended from her role.


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Following the February hearing, Mohamedally resigned from her job with immediate effect and has now left the service.

IOPC director of major investigations Steve Noonan said: “Mohamedally was in a position of trust, dealing with members of the public handling enquiries at the front counter of Ilford Police Station.

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"She let down the public and the Metropolitan Police 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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