A former West Midlands Police worker who supplies confidential information to her associates has been jailed following an investigation by the force.
Hannah Wilson, who worked within West Midlands Police contact centre answering emergency calls from members of the public, gave information to a pub landlady on incidents reported at other pubs.
On top of that, she was also found to be supplying information to her sister on people they knew by checking their criminal records and giving her sister’s partner details on a court case he was a defendant of.
Wilson from Wednesbury was arrested in September 2018 and charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between October 2017 and August 2018.
She resigned from her position while under investigation and pleaded guilty to the charges, as did her sister 38-year-old Hayley Wilson from Rowley Regis.
Hayley’s partner 49-year-old Allan Stewardson also from Rowley Regis and 61-year-old Jayne Lloyd, who lived at and ran the Knights Quest pub in Rowley Regis were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office at a trial in September.
Detective Chief Inspector Julian Harper from the West Midlands Police Professional Standards Department, said: “I am deeply disappointed that a member of West Midlands Police abused their position to access police systems to supply information to associates.
“She betrayed the trust that people put in the police to handle their personal information appropriately.
“This form of corrupt activity undermines the community’s confidence in the police service and we have absolutely zero tolerance for it.
“We will actively pursue any person committing crime, whether they are a member of the public or they work for West Midlands Police. They simply have no place in our organisation.”
Yesterday (06/11) 31-year-old Hannah Wilson was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court for 14 months in prison and Hayley Wilson received a 10-month sentence suspended for two years as well as 200 hours community service.
Allan Stewardson was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years and given a three-month curfew.
Jayne Lloyd was handed a nine-month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.