Police commissioner’s PA fined for police computer search

Their_Excellencies_the_Lords_Justices_of_England,_for_the_administration_of_the_Government_during_the_absence_of_the_King_by_Robert_WhiteA member of staff from the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office has pleaded guilty to searching information on the force computer system.

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Amy Evans, who was a personal assistant of Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, pleaded guilty at at Nottingham Magistrate’s Court to five offences under the Data Protection Act.

The court heard Ms Evans used computers to look for information of former employers and people she knew.

The thirty seven year old, of Sydney Terrence, Newark, has previously denied ten charges under the Computer Misuse Act.

She joined the Nottinghamshire Police as a clerical assistant in October 2005 before being promoted to the position of Mr Paddy’s personal assistant in April 2013.

She was fined two thousand and seven hundred pounds and was ordered to pay two hundred pounds costs by the Magistrates court.

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