Met Police Officer Loses Job After Stealing £80 From Handed-In Wallet

Image via Nick Ansell/PA
Image via Nick Ansell/PA

A Met Police officer from North London who stole £80 from a wallet that had been handed in has been sacked from the force.

Former PC Mohammad Ghalayini was handed a 22-month prison sentence at Wood Green Crown Court after another colleague reported the missing cash.

Following an accelerated misconduct hearing last Wednesday, he was dismissed without notice as his actions were found to have breached the standards of Discreditable Conduct and Honesty and Integrity, Scotland Yard said.

Ghalayini, who was also ordered to pay £3,000 in costs, was charged in the seven months after his arrest when he was found guilty of theft and perverting the course of justice.

“PC Ghalayini, following his imprisonment, has now also been rightly dismissed without notice following his dishonest and deceitful actions,” said DC Haines, who is in charge of policing in areas such as Haringey and Enfield. “It is really important that people have more trust in us, but actions like this understandably undermine confidence in the police. Across the Met, we are working to clear out those who corrupt us and let down the public.”

Following the incident, Ghalayini will be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing, meaning he will be unable to work for police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services in the future.