Seems some naughty police officers have been so busy catching criminals and patrolling the beat lately that they've forgotten to keep track of their credit card receipts. Apparently, more than £1m in "unreconciled expenses"needs to be matched to receipts sending the Metropolitan Police Authority into a tailspin with the auditors.
Of course, a couple of officers have been extremely naughty with the public funds at their disposal via the magic of plastic and an IPCC led investigation is underway. But withdrawing 800 credit cards from the force seems a little drastic for the average copper who leaves their petrol receipt in a uniform pocket when they go in the wash from time to time.
Here we proffer some simple solutions to clamping down on police expenses:
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