A cop is confronted with the bag after allegedly attempting to buy a £ 9.95 box of 12 Krispy Kreme donuts for seven pence.
PC Simon Read could be reprimanded for allegedly sticking a carrot barcode on it.
Reports suggest the Cambridgeshire agent went through a cash-and-carry cash register with a dozen bar-coded donuts costing less than ten pence.
Now there will be a misconduct hearing on the alleged incident.
The incident occurred on February 10 this year (2020) at Tesco Extra in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, reports said.
According to newspapers, his alleged violation of professional standards is “so serious that dismissal would be warranted”.
PC Read entered the supermarket in uniform and on duty, it is said.
He reportedly chose a cardboard bowl of 12 Krispy Kreme donuts for £ 9.95, with a barcode on it.
He is said to have gone to the fruit and vegetable area and used the self-service scale to get a barcode sticker for carrots priced at seven pence.
He stuck the carrot barcode on the donut tray and scanned it at a cash-and-carry cashier, so that he had to pay seven pence for the donuts instead of £ 9.95, it is said.
PC Read is accused of being dishonest and without integrity by knowingly paying seven pence for the donuts, knowing he should have paid £ 9.95.
Newspapers ahead of the two-day hearing of the Cambridgeshire police, which will take place in Peterborough on November 25, state that Pc Read’s alleged behavior “ discredits and undermines the confidence of the police because a reasonable member of the public is aware of all the facts, would be rightly shocked that a police officer had acted unfairly and without integrity ”.