Serving policeman jailed in south London for fraud

A serving Met Police officer has been jailed after he was convicted of multiple fraud offences.

Serving PC Murat Isik, attached to the Roads and Transport Policing Command, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment on Friday (October 1) at Southwark Crown Court in south London.

PC Isik had previously been found guilty at the same court on August 31 of four counts of fraud by false representation, two counts of using a false instrument with intent contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeit Act and three counts of making a false statement to obtain insurance contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988.

He was arrested on June 1 last year after the Met were tipped off about his possible involvement in fraud.

He was charged on July 1 and pleaded not guilty on October 19 when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

The sentencing followed an investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards.

The Met Police said PC Isik had been “suspended from duty”.

Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens from the Roads and Transport Policing Command added: “PC Murat Isik has been found guilty of serious offences and has now been jailed for a significant period of time.

“Police officers must conduct themselves with integrity both on and off duty and PC Isik’s dishonest actions demonstrate he does not possess that value.

“He has faced the consequences of his actions in court and will also have to face the consequences of misconduct proceedings – while this outcome awaits, there is little doubt it will mean the end of his police career.”

The news comes amid a crisis in confidence in the Met Police after the jailing of the police officer who raped and murdered Sarah Everard after kidnapping her by conducting a “false arrest”.

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