Surrey Police worker Helen Tye sentenced for fraud

A member of staff at Surrey Police has been handed suspended jail terms after being found guilty of fraud.

Helen Tye, 46, was given two sentences - of six months and a year - suspended for two years, at Winchester Crown Court.

She was convicted of two counts of fraud by abuse of position after a trial, but was cleared of a third count by the jury.

Ms Tye was suspended from the force's secretarial team when she was charged.

At the time, police said the offences related to a voluntary role she held with an organisation in the Godalming area.

The force has not yet commented on her sentence.

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