Former Met Police officer accused of taking cash from vulnerable elderly person's bank over 4 months


A FORMER Met police officer is facing allegations he took money from a vulnerable elderly person's bank account without permission.

Former PC Colin McMeekin, formerly based at the Central West Borough Command Unit, will answer allegations that his conduct amounts to a breach of Standards of Professional Behaviour, in respect of honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct, duties and responsibilities and authority, respect and courtesy.

A professional misconduct panel hearing next month will hear allegations that between May 29 and September 28 2019 PC McMeekin gained access to the member of the public’s bank accounts by obtaining signatures on two non Met Police letters of authority.

A public notice about the hearing states: "It is alleged that he then took a quantity of money over a four month period from the accounts without permission and informed other officers that this was all part of an agreed care plan and was approved by line managers which was not the case. "The matters set out above are individually and/or collectively so serious that they amount to gross misconduct."

The hearing will start on Monday January 10 2022 and is listed for five days.