Ottawa Police Officer faces demotion after stealing $87 in groceries
by The Canadian Parvasi
An Ottawa Police officer could potentially face temporary demotion after pleading guilty to theft charges of stealing half of her groceries.
While shopping at a Gatineau, Quebec, supermarket, the officer, Const. Sarah Bell, was caught by a loss prevention officer going through surveillance footage of the supermarket on July 13, 2021, with the officer stating that Bell “took one item in her right hand and another in her left hand, proceeded to scan the item in her left hand, but not the item in her right hand.”
Putting the items in both hands in her bin, Bells paid the bill and left, according to the loss prevention officer. According to the store, Bell paid for groceries worth $87.46, while groceries amounting to $87.68 were not paid for by the Ottawa Police Officer.