North Yorkshire North Yorkshire Police Treasurer Andrew Smart has been given a suspended sentence and community service after being convicted of theft of more £44,000.
Mr Smart, served as treasurer of North Yorkshire Police at the time the offence was committed.
He was initially suspended because of the investigation, and subsequently resigned.
We lost a significant amount of our savings as a result of this crime, although some of that has been paid back. Since then we have changed our financial procedures so nothing like this can happen again.
The North Yorkshire Police branch of Police Sport UK is independent of the police force.
Fortunately, our branch of Police Sport UK still has sufficient funds to support our members’ sporting activities, so we can now put this crime behind us and focus on doing just that.