Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Australian Traffic Cop Charged with Pocketing Lottery Money

An officer from the North Brisbane Traffic Branch has been accused of pocketing the lottery syndicate money he was supposed to use to buy tickets.

Sergeant Scott Alexander Barker (suspended) appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with one count of fraud.

Barker began collecting lottery money from his colleagues in February 2003 and is accused of pocketing a total of $15,000 in contributions.

Prosecutor Chris Patterson requested the case be adjourned for two months to allow the police department enough time to complete their investigation.

Magistrate Wendy Cull released Barker on bail and ordered him to appear for mention of the charge on May 28.