Former PCSO found guilty of stealing from passengers at Gatwick Airport

Alexis Scott

Alexis Scott

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A FORMER police community support officer has been convicted of stealing thousands of pounds from passengers at Gatwick Airport.

Alexis Scott, cheated airport passengers out of more than £10,000 by telling them they were limited to how much money they could take out of the country and then hid the cash in her hat.

The 39-year-old former Sussex Police officer was convicted of six counts of theft and one of misconduct in public office but cleared of one further count of theft.

She was refused bail at Canterbury Crown Court and will be sentenced later this month.

Scott, of High Grove in London, was accused of conning seven long-haul travellers out of sums ranging between £1,000 and £3,000 as they went through the departure gate at Gatwick's North Terminal.

Deputy Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said: "Sussex Police expects the highest personal and professional standards of everyone who works for us. Scott fell woefully short of those standards, abusing the trust that we had placed in her, but more importantly, the trust of the public and in particular, the victims of her crimes.

"Passengers and other users of Gatwick Airport rightly expect that those who wear the uniform of Sussex Police do so with integrity and honesty. Scott failed in this simple requirement and has been duly punished, but this mustn't be allowed to reflect upon the professionalism, honesty and integrity of other employees of Sussex Police who work tirelessly and selflessly around the clock.

"This was a complex and detailed investigation of an audacious act, but any such act will not be tolerated and we acted swiftly and decisively as soon as it came to light."

A Sussex Police internal disciplinary investigation took place last year and as a result Scott attended a gross misconduct hearing on July 16, 2013, and was dismissed immediately.

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3:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Hope this evil woman gets a very long sentence. Scum-bag.
Hope this evil woman gets a very long sentence. Scum-bag. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 20

4:02pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

There are a few rotten apples in most organisations.
Please remember the vast majority of serving and retired police officers will be appalled by this woman and are honest people doing a difficult job.
Throw away the key.
There are a few rotten apples in most organisations. Please remember the vast majority of serving and retired police officers will be appalled by this woman and are honest people doing a difficult job. Throw away the key. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 22

4:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Page the Oracle says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
There are a few rotten apples in most organisations. Please remember the vast majority of serving and retired police officers will be appalled by this woman and are honest people doing a difficult job. Throw away the key.
Joel'sGrandad, you are so correct. As a serving officer I am disgusted by her actions and can categorically state that this person deserves everything coming to her. She abused a position of trust and brought the reputation of the force and the VAST majority of honest hard working police officers and staff into disrepute. The damage people like her do to the police service is incalculable!!
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: There are a few rotten apples in most organisations. Please remember the vast majority of serving and retired police officers will be appalled by this woman and are honest people doing a difficult job. Throw away the key.[/p][/quote]Joel'sGrandad, you are so correct. As a serving officer I am disgusted by her actions and can categorically state that this person deserves everything coming to her. She abused a position of trust and brought the reputation of the force and the VAST majority of honest hard working police officers and staff into disrepute. The damage people like her do to the police service is incalculable!! Page the Oracle
  • Score: 22

5:16pm Wed 30 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

I imagine she was stealing to pay for a face lift. What a revolting looking beast.
I imagine she was stealing to pay for a face lift. What a revolting looking beast. NathanAdler
  • Score: 20

5:37pm Wed 30 Jul 14

stevensavage says...

i hope she used the money on a face transplant as shes one ugly looking woman.and i hope she gets jailed
i hope she used the money on a face transplant as shes one ugly looking woman.and i hope she gets jailed stevensavage
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Logicsays says...

Yet another bent copper. (pretend copper) It may only be a small proportion but its growing and new cases are reported daily. They just think they are above the law.
For those of you cruelly suggesting she needed the money for a face lift - how do you know these are the before pictures. Just perhaps this is the improved version.
Yet another bent copper. (pretend copper) It may only be a small proportion but its growing and new cases are reported daily. They just think they are above the law. For those of you cruelly suggesting she needed the money for a face lift - how do you know these are the before pictures. Just perhaps this is the improved version. Logicsays
  • Score: -51

8:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

BlackRocker says...

On a further charge, she pleaded not guilty and avoided prosecution for passing herself of as a woman.
On a further charge, she pleaded not guilty and avoided prosecution for passing herself of as a woman. BlackRocker
  • Score: 11

9:59pm Wed 30 Jul 14

TIMBURRY says...

Can't wait until others come forward her court case may have opened a whole can of worms
Can't wait until others come forward her court case may have opened a whole can of worms TIMBURRY
  • Score: 5

11:11pm Wed 30 Jul 14

hellohonkytonks says...

Big fat ugly bar steward
Big fat ugly bar steward hellohonkytonks
  • Score: 4

1:09am Thu 31 Jul 14

vogon1 says...

I wouldn't. What a minger. Blurgh
I wouldn't. What a minger. Blurgh vogon1
  • Score: 3

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