Policeman on widows' fund fraud charge
A 36-year-old Devon and Cornwall Police officer has appeared in court charged with trying to defraud the force's widows' and orphans' fund out of £3,000.
PC Darren Copp faces one charge of fraud by false representation relating to his claim from the fund between October 2 and October 13 last year.
Copp appeared at Taunton Deane Magistrates' Court last Tuesday.
The hearing was adjourned for a committal hearing when the case will be sent to the crown court. He will next appear before magistrates in November.
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"Darren Copp appeared before Taunton magistrates on Tuesday, September 18, having been charged with one count of fraud," a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said.
"The case was adjourned for committal on November 14 and he remains on unconditional bail.
"He remains suspended from duty."
The Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Widows', Orphans' and Compassionate Fund is a registered charity and was formed in 1968 when the Cornwall, Devon and Exeter, and Plymouth City constabularies were amalgamated.
The aim of the benevolent fund is to provide financial aid to serving or retired police officers of Devon and Cornwall Police and their dependants.
Its president is Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer.