Stealing Dorset policeman Adam McLean sacked
- 15 May 2014
- From the section Dorset
A police officer who paid off his credit card with money stolen from a friend's bank account has been sacked.
Adam McLean, 38, who served as a PC with Dorset Police, pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation after stealing £970.
He met the 52-year-old victim in Sherborne in 2006 while attending an incident. They later became friends.
He was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to 150 hours of community service for each offence, to run concurrently.
Dorset Police said he had "abused his position" when he used the card details from the victim's bank account to pay off his own debts.
In all he made five transactions between 10 April and 4 May 2012.
Supt Dave Thorp added: "PC Adam McLean was working in a position of trust. He betrayed that trust and let down his colleagues and the police service."
His court appearance on 3 April followed his arrest in June 2013.