ormskirk, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Film Reviews, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk
  1. Published on: 09/05/2018 10:34 PMReported by: rogerblaxall
    Photo: Cavendish Press

    A former Lancashire policeman whose beat included Ormskirk and west Lancs. has been ordered to pay back £367,772.50 after he was jailed for selling personal data from traffic accident logs.

    Nigel Mungur, 40, a former immediate response officer with the force, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office, conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, money laundering and unauthorised access to a computer in November 2015.

    An investigation launched in 2014 by Lancashire Constabulary’s Professional Standards, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Team found Mungur had accessed over 20,000 accident logs over seven years, selling the information on to John Helton, 37, who worked for Liverpool based law firm GT Law.

    The investigation followed a number of complaints from members of the public that they had been contacted by the law firm to discuss making a compensation claim; they had not disclosed their personal details to anyone outside the police.

    A Proceeds of Crime hearing at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, May 8th heard Mungur had made more than £367,000 from the scam.

    His lawyer argued he did not have the means to repay the money however a Confiscation Order will remain in place until the full amount has been repaid.

    John Helton had previously been given a £115,000 Confiscation Order.

    Det Supt Pete Simm, head of Lancashire Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department, said: “The hearing sends out a clear message that no-one working within Lancashire Constabulary will be allowed to profit from corruption.

    “Police officers and staff are hugely privileged in terms of the data they have access to and members of the public should be able to trust the integrity of that data.

    “Nigel Mungur clearly and blatantly breached the trust placed in him as a serving police officer.

    “Lancashire Constabulary will continue to act where we find malpractice and wrongdoing withinthe organisation and take swift action to root it out, to ensure the public can have confidence and trust in us.”

    In October 2017, Mungur was jailed for five years for his offences at Chester Crown Court. This was later reduced on appeal to four years.

    Helton was sentenced to two years, suspended for two years, after admitting conspiring with Mungur to convert criminal property (money laundering) and commit unauthorised access to a computer, and Mungur’s wife Nicola Mungur, also a former police officer with Lancashire Constabulary, was handed a conditional discharge after admitting a data protection offence.

    Both Mungur and his wife were dismissed from the force in March 2016 for gross misconduct.

    Ben Fletcher, Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau, which assisted the investigation, said “This result is another victory in this shocking case. Mungur used his position as a trusted member of the police to capitalise on other’s misfortune, by selling their information illegally to companies that encouraged fraudulent insurance claims.

    “It is only right that money he used to fund his extravagant lifestyle is recuperated back, hitting him exactly where it hurts. Our message is clear, punishment doesn’t stop at a prison sentence, you will pay for your crimes in every possible way.”
     

    Submit News to Us

    Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



  2. Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



    Your Comments:



Custom Search
You are in: UK / Ormskirk / North West
Find any Town in the UK, or Use UK map
Local Google MAP for Ormskirk

User Control Panel

Not a Member? Sign Up!

Login or Register



       
Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business
Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal

The Best Of Local Business

Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal


Jobs from Indeed



UK, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
ormskirkormskirk News


Supporting Local Business
49 Halsall Road, Halsall, Nr Ormskirk, L39 8RW
garage established over 11 years. Now selling much more than 4 wheel drives! Check out the website for the full current list! Gregory Garage 4x4
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 841301
Supporting Local Business
47 Wyre Cop Road, Scarisbrick, PR8 5LR
Pamper your pet dog. All breeds & sizes groomed. 10 years experience. Loyalty card scheme & collection - delivery service available. Discount for 2 dogs. Breeder of Chihuahuas & Amercian Cocker Spaniels
WEBSITE     TEL: 07563974613

Supporting Local Business
Long Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk, L39 5BZ
An independent evangelical church proclaiming God’s word throughout Ormskirk and Aughton
WEBSITE     TEL: 01695 579276
Supporting Local Business
The Bakery, 86 Oak Street, Southport, PR8 6AL
C.H.Latham. Traditional family bakers. We provide wholesome, delicious bread the way it was made to taste.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 537929


Stats: Qlocal over 500,000 page views a month (google analytics)
How We Use Cookies