Metropolitan Police detective charged over £58k theft

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A detective from the Met's financial crimes unit has been charged with stealing £58,000 from 11 people.

Det Sgt Michael Harrington was arrested in July last year and was immediately suspended.

The 44-year-old, based with the force's Specialist and Economic Crime Command, faces 11 counts of theft alleged to have taken place between October 2010 and July 2015.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in May.

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