A DAD today slammed his ex-partner after she persuaded a friend who worked for the police to illegally search for his address after they separated.
Sunderland woman Jacqueline Robinson asked her friend Kevin Davis, who worked for Northumbria Police, to find out where her husband Dean was living so that she could serve him divorce papers.
Davis, 51, used the Police National Computer (PCN) to find the address of Dean’s brother, who he was living with in July last year.
Robinson then sent letters on to the property for him.
Dean, a 47-year-old steel fixer, told the Echo: “It was lower than a snake’s belly. It just shows how desperate she is to do something like that.”,
Davis, of Bude Square, Murton, uncovered the personal details of the previous owner of a vehicle which had been purchased by another friend, Vincent Pattison, so he could obtain its logbook.
He also used the system to search for personal details of his own family members – and to get the insurance price of a motorbike he was planning to buy.
Robinson, 50, of Wallace Street, Sunderland, and Pattison, 32, of Closeburn Square, also Sunderland, both admitted aiding and abetting, counselling or procuring Davis to carry out the offence, in a hearing at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this week.
The pair were both fined £110 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge. Davis, who pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly or recklessly obtaining and disclosing personal data information, was fined £293 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £29 victim surcharge.
Dean said that he and Robinson entered into a relationship three years ago, but separated at Easter 2014.
“When we split up it wasn’t nasty,” added Dean, of Hendon, who has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.
But he still feels shocked that his ex-partner stooped to trying to obtain his personal information illegally.
“To go to the lengths she has gone to is unbelievable,” he said.
“She mentioned in court about the stress she’d been under, but it’s me that been under stress because of all this.
“She is just a nosey woman.”
Dean also claims that he has not yet been sent divorce papers from Robinson.
“I haven’t had any divorce papers at all,” he said.
“The first thing I heard about all of this was when the police got in touch with me about six months ago to say that the PCN had been used to find my details.”
Following the case, Northumbria Police confirmed that Kevin Davis was suspended from duty in September 2014 and has since resigned from his post with the force.