South Yorkshire Police Officer jailed for six years for fraud and theft

15/10/2013

A South Yorkshire Police Officer was jailed for six years today at Leeds Crown Court.

Alisha Kaye, Crown Advocate with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said: "This was a calculated and despicable series of crimes, committed by Jonathan Webb, who was a serving officer with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the offences. Instead of upholding the law, he systematically broke it, using his position as a police officer to gain the trust of his victims.

"He stole cash from one victim. He stole a set of treasured Second World War medals from another. His third victim was the most vulnerable of all: a 94 year old lady whom Webb deceived and manipulated; gaining control of her finances, and stealing over £24,000 from her. He also typed a new will in her name, making himself the sole beneficiary of the rest of her estate.

" It is hard to imagine a more contemptible breach of trust. Far from being a pillar of society, Webb has proved himself to be a common criminal. I hope the sentence he has received today will bring some measure of closure to his victims."