Reshat Kemal: London police officer who promised to invest victims' money convicted of fraud

London police officer convicted of fraud

PC Reshat Kemal pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation

Friday, August 11, 2017

A police officer attached to a London borough has been convicted of fraud by false representation. 

PC Reshat Kemal, who was attached to the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, faced two courts of the charge at Southwark Crown Court and pleaded guilty to both on Monday. 

The 35-year-old had promised his victims the chance to invest their money with him, telling them hey'd get sizeable returns. 

For one of the victims, nothing was returned, while the other received less than half the sum she had handed over to Kemal.

An investigation by the Met discovered the money had not been invested as promised, instead used by the police officer in his personal funds. 

A public complaint was made, and the investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards continued soon afterwards. 

PC Kemal was arrested over the matter in May 2015 and then charged on October 22, 2016 with two counts of fraud. 

His sentencing will take place in November, and he remains suspended from the force.