Ex-Superintendent, Andrew Carr, 47, from Swindon, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on 17 June 2016 charged with 11 counts of fraud, forgery and false accounting and pleaded guilty on all counts.
The charges related to a treasurer role Andrew Carr voluntarily undertook for a Parent Teacher Association and a Scout organisation. He was released on unconditional bail by the court and will appear for sentencing at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 21 July 2016.
Wiltshire Police held a Special Case Misconduct hearing held in private on Wednesday 11 May 2016, chaired by Chief Constable Mike Veale. The decision to hold the hearing in in-camera was made, further to consideration of the relevant Police Conduct Regulations, in order to ensure there would be no prejudice or compromise to the ongoing criminal trial.
Andrew Carr was dismissed from Wiltshire Police without notice.
Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “We held a misconduct meeting in May and dismissed Andrew Carr from the Force with immediate effect. I can only express my dismay and disappointment that his behaviour fell below what is expected of any member of the Force. Our values are clear and any officer or member of staff will face disciplinary action should they fail to meets these standards and in cases such as this criminal action.
“This is a stark reminder of the important role that police officers and staff have in our society in relation to the requirement to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour. I expect them to act with the utmost integrity at all times, including conduct whilst on and off duty.”
“As I am sure you would imagine, many colleagues who worked with Andrew have been deeply shocked by this case. The majority of my staff meet the values and behaviours to a very high standard and are proud to work for Wiltshire Police and uphold the law.”