PC Nicola Elston, a serving Metropolitan Police officer attached to Lambeth borough, has been ordered to pay £1,150 after a jury found her guilty of jumping out of a taxi in Croydon without paying .
PC Nicola Elston, 28, a serving Metropolitan Police officer attached to Lambeth borough, was found guilty following a three-day trial at Southwark Crown Court.
The jury found her guilty of making off without payment of a taxi fare in Croydon on June 27. The driver alleged that when he tried to detain her she assaulted him, but the jury found her not guilty of assault.
The WPC elected to have her case heard in a crown court and had pleaded not guilty to both offences.
PC Elston was sentenced to a £150 fine and £1,000 costs.
A Met spokesman said the officer's duties remain restricted. He went on to say, "Now that the criminal proceedings have been completed, we will be able to complete our misconduct process".