Sunday, 13 December 2020

Crown Office Worker Jailed

Katherine Vaughan, a Crown Office worker in Aberdeen, has been jailed for stealing £240,000 worth of evidence.

Over the years she stole heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, ketamine, mephedrone, diazepam, CCTV footage, audio tapes, DNA samples, confidential documents relating to prosecutions, passports, a stun gun, a locked safe, jewellery and bank statements.

Whew! 

However as regular readers know, I like to go beyond the headlines and look a little further in to these things.

So while this is a shocking story, there is something a whole lot more disgraceful about it - and it re-confirms what I have been saying for years.

The authorities cannot be trusted with our data.

The Crown Office prosecutor in the Katherine Vaughan case admitted that: "In spite of the best endeavours of the police, it remains unclear how she transported the productions from the office to her house".

This just beggars belief! 

So not only did this woman steal a ton of stuff from the Crown Office and was found guilty in a court of law for doing it, the keystone cops at Police Scotland and the clowns in the Crown office still don't have a scooby how she did it!

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The old well-worn phrase that the police always trot out which says "if you've nothing to hide you've nothing to fear" is simply not true.

We, the public, may have nothing to hide but we've got plenty to fear...especially when the corrupt Crown Office and untrustworthy Police Scotland are the people in charge of keeping our data safe.

You couldn't make it up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-55092061