…nobody will help you and you face arrest…
Two police workers have been arrested after an elected crime commissioner’s £700 nights out with his wife in a chauffeur-driven limousine were leaked. A 47-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were held after documents detailing the expenses of Tory Richard Rhodes’ expenses were revealed.
Cumbria Police say the pair have been arrested on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office following the revelations about their Tory police and crime commissioner. The two police civilian workers, have been suspended from work and bailed until next month. A third, a 59-year-old man, has been interviewed and suspended. He was not arrested.
The arrests come after details were leaked about Mr Rhodes’ use of a chauffeur-driven Mercedes to take him to two evening engagements.
Documents revealed his office was charged £313 to take him and his wife on a round-trip from their home in the south of the county to Rydal Hall at Ambleside, in January. Another bill of £385 was for a trip from home and back to The Pheasant Inn at Bassenthwaite Lake, in February.
On both occasions, a firm marketing itself as a provider of executive vehicles was used. It provided an E-Class Mercedes saloon.
So…I wonder why they leaked the details and to whom?
Interersting… I loved the excuse used why he had a paid driver… ‘he worked long hours and personal safety reasons’… he should try driving home after a 10-hour night shift when you’ve been up since 0730hrs the previous day…
Perhaps I should try claiming for one too…nahh… just joking DPS… I don’t get expenses…
He could have got the train… but…nahh they don’t do that, though do they though?
Whistle-blowers take note…you won’t be thanked no matter how much money they people you are grassing on have wasted…they [SMT] will find you and sack you …
BTW… any bets on if the PCC will face any admonishment for his £700 night outs with wifey? Answers on a postcard please to:
You’re havin’ a Steffi
PO Box 999
No chance in the multi-verse,
Air strip one…
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