PSNI civilian worker faces fraud charge

A member of PSNI civilian staff has been returned for trial accused of fraud by false representation, relating to alleged overtime and expenses claims of more than £5,300.

Diane Mooreland (48), with an address given as PSNI Brooklyn, is accused of committing the offence on dates between February 2017 and October 2018.

The charge states she dishonestly provided untrue or misleading information to the PSNI Finance Hub claiming mileage, expenses and overtime totalling £5,351.09, when she had not actually incurred any such costs.

A lawyer for the Public Prosecution Service told Belfast Magistrates Court there is a case to answer, which was agreed by Deputy District Judge Peter Prenter.

Mooreland spoke only to confirm her identity and to consent to the court proceedings.

She declined to call witnesses or give evidence on her own behalf.

Judge Prenter set bail at £500 and ordered Mooreland to appear for arraignment at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed next month.

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