September 14th, 2009

Some People

Posted in The Job - General by 200

In my time in the job I’ve known officers with other financial interests. This has not been a problem for a number of years, so long as any business interest is registered. Some outside jobs are banned, you can’t work in a pub or do security work but there are plenty of other ways of earning a little extra to supplement the old salary and it’s all legal.

I’ve known people who drive coaches on their days off, repair computers, deliver cars, install windows, all sorts.

Victoria Thorne, a PC from Northumbria Police had a novel way of earning a little extra; she was a £100-an-hour prostitute. That wouldn’t have been so bad had she not started checking the job’s databases & PNC for her pimp. A court heard this week how she also checked out other prostitutes on the police computers.

Thorne joined the job in 2002 & 4 years later became a hooker. She said she did it to earn extra money plus it gave her “interesting social opportunities”.

She was jailed for 15 months at Newcastle Crown Court.

Some people, eh?

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  1. Blueknight says:

    In the late 1970s one of the ‘Police wives’ was involved in Market research. We quickly found out that we could earn the equivalent of £20 in todays money by attending a ‘Market panel’ and answering questions and making comments about TV adverts, fast food packaging and the taste of chewing gum or sausages. the added plus was that we nearly always got a free sample pack of the produce to try.
    The only thing was that the ‘Market panel’ had to be randomly picked and no one on the panel was supposed to know each other.
    If the resaarch company had ever checked up, they would have seen that the panel consisted entirely of short haired males aged between 21 and 40, wearing black trousers and blue shirts, all pretending to ignore each other…

    September 15th, 2009 at 00:29

  2. copper bottom says:

    during a time of eco-hardship (read -all the time…) I delivered pizzas…


    September 15th, 2009 at 10:26

  3. stressedoutcop says:

    Wondering if she did mate rates ???

    September 15th, 2009 at 12:16

  4. Fee says:

    £100 an hour? Really? God, that’s tempting. I mean, I’ve got the basic equipment already, so to speak, and I could always close my eyes and dream of George Clooney (like I don’t already!). Not sure how I’d describe the employment on the Revenue self-assessment form, though. Make them jog round the room first and call myself a personal trainer?

    Actually, all joking aside, that would be the last on a very long list of extra employment I’d consider. At least this way I can look myself in the face.

    September 15th, 2009 at 13:48

  5. Legal Eagle says:

    Fee –

    For £100 an hour you could afford a face lift and wouldnt have to look yourself in the face! ;)

    September 15th, 2009 at 13:52

  6. Tony F says:

    “interesting social opportunities”. I bet. I suppose it takes the notion of ‘prostituting’ oneself for ones job, to the literal end.

    September 15th, 2009 at 15:34

  7. Fee says:

    Legal Eagle –

    Actually, I’d need the face lift BEFORE I’d be worth £100 an hour!

    September 15th, 2009 at 15:48

  8. Ian says:

    “Police officer while moonlighting as a £100-an-hour prostitute”

    “ Fee says:

    Not sure how I’d describe the employment on the Revenue self-assessment form, though. Make them jog round the room first and call myself a personal trainer?.”

    How about Horizontal Jogging

    September 15th, 2009 at 16:56

  9. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Now 200, you know you`re not allowed to call them prostitutes, it`s demeaning and hurtful. They are correctly known as ‘sex workers’ or ‘traditional employees of the night time economy’.

    A spade is not a spade if you can convince people it`s a manually operated soil rotivator.

    Was it her prostitution or embarrassing misuse of force computer data that got her the chop?

    September 15th, 2009 at 17:44

  10. copper bottom says:

    most likely the computer misuse… that is a cert…

    September 18th, 2009 at 16:30

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