Sunday, November 11, 2007

London's police force investigates misuse of credit cards by officers

: The Metropolitan Police said Saturday it is investigating allegations that some military officers illegally used recognition card game issued to staff members for personal expenses.

The Greater London military unit said two investigators were arrested last calendar month on intuition of larceny in connexion with the investigation, which it said would continue.

But police force did not corroborate a study in News of the World newspaper that up to 6 million lbs (US$13 million, euro8.5 million) was illegally spent by military officers on the recognition card game for holidays or merchandises such as as extravagance tickers and level silver screen TVs, and that the Met's professional criteria guard dog is preparing to interview 100s of investigators in the investigation.

"The Director of Professional Standards is currently conducting a reappraisal around the issue and use of the Met's American Express cards," a spokesman for the military unit said on status of anonymity, in keeping with its regulations.

"Any alleged criminalism that is uncovered will be dealt with robustly. We have got a comprehensive program to retrieve any money that is outstanding," he said. Today in Europe

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