Cumbria

Cumbria Police officer Tracy Taylor admits fraud

Newcastle Crown Court
Image caption Tracy Taylor and her husband appeared at Newcastle Crown Court

A Cumbria Police officer has appeared in court to admit fraud charges.

Det Con Tracy Taylor, from Irthington near Carlisle, lied about her income and assets while negotiating with creditors, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

She admitted two charges of making a false representation and one of fraud, but she denied two other charges. Her husband Paul denied all five charges.

Taylor was granted bail to return to court on 10 July, following the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Judge Edward Bindloss told Taylor that "all sentencing options" remained opened to him.

The court was told the charges related to her making false representations regarding nursery fees, travel expenses and income from rental property.

The charges followed an investigation by the Cumbria force's Professional Standards Department.

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