A police sergeant posted photos of herself enjoying luxurious holidays on Instagram while she was off work from her £45,000-a-year job for seven months with stress.
Sergeant Leanne Carr, considered by bosses to be a poster girl for Lincolnshire Police, uploaded pictures of her snorkeling in Thailand, watching the sun set on a beach in Cyprus and snowboarding in the Austrian Alps.
The images, many of which show her in skimpy outfits and in suggestive poses, were posted onto her Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Sgt Carr, who returned to work in January, uploaded photos of her snorkeling in Thailand, watching the sun set on a beach in Cyprus and snowboarding in the Austrian Alps.
She also posed with a 2009 Dom Perignon Vintage bottle worth £130 while in South Africa
She suffered a stress-related illness last year after being made the subject of an internal investigation into misconduct.
Sources said there was no confirmation whether Sgt Carr, who works at Grantham police station, took her holidays when she was off work with stress, but she uploaded to social media during that period.
She first posted photos of a holiday to Thailand on April 12 – three months before she left work for an extended period.
A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman told MailOnline that officers were allowed to go on holiday when they were off with illness.
However the photos have angered some police colleagues who have accused Sgt Carr of squandering taxpayers’ cash to lead a jet-set lifestyle.
A police source told MailOnline: ‘She certainly doesn’t look very stressed in the images she’s put on her social media.
‘In fact she’s having a whale of a time in luxury resorts all over the world – all funded by the public purse of course.
‘What has angered colleagues is that while she’s been uploading these globetrotting snaps, she’s supposed to have been off work sick.
However the photos uploaded to Instagram have angered some police colleagues who have accused Sgt Carr of squandering taxpayers’ cash to lead a jet-set lifestyle
A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman told MailOnline when asked about Sgt Carr’s social media photos that officers were allowed to go on holiday when they were off with illness
‘Officers have a tough job to do and sometimes the strain becomes too much but these photos of her living a life of luxury while she was supposed to be recovering are a bit hard to take.’
Sgt Carr took seven months off work from June last year. She was the subject of an internal misconduct investigation, which has now been concluded.
Police said the matter was dealt with during a misconduct meeting while details of the allegation against Sgt Carr will not be disclosed. She returned to work ‘on recuperative duties’ in January and is now back working full time.
Sgt Carr, pictured in her uniform on duty is seen as a ‘poster girl’ for Lincolnshire Police
Although MailOnline cannot confirm where exactly she went during her time on sick leave, last September she posted images of herself in a Baywatch-style bikini sunbathing in Cyprus.
A month later, she posted several photographs of herself frolicking in the in the snow in Austria.
One photo of her snowboarding has the caption: ‘Don’t be fooled by the amount of snow on my clothing, I’m actually a pro.’
And in November and December she uploaded a number of images – mailonline
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