Politician steals $225,000 in coins from laundry machinesBy Mason White 11:27 AM February 8, 2016
|Coin operated laundry machines|
By: Chan Yuan
A politician was arrested on a charge of theft after stealing thousands of coins from laundry machines at laundromats, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 52-year-old Jonathan Woodley-Shead of Oxfordshire, has been sentenced to serve three years in prison after being convicted of theft.
According to the police investigation, Woodley-Shead maintained laundry machines while working for the Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems company.
During his time as an employee, Woodley-Shead used a key to steal coins from the boxes of washing machines and dryers located at 23 different locations.
The politician stole around $6,000 in coins per month over a period of several years. The company became suspicious after he showed up at the RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, without receiving a service call.
After the politician was arrested he resigned from office.
Woodley-Shead represented Sandford and Wittenhams.