They published a mugshot of Shaheda Lorgat, 49, showing her uncovered face after she was jailed for a year. She had donned a niqab so passers-by were unable to see her face as she arrived at court, where she admitted stealing L21,000 from a college where she worked.
But after she was sentenced Lancashire Police issued her pictured and insisted the crimes she had committed would "not be tolerated.
Photos on her Facebook page show her without a veil and neighbours said they had never seen her wearing one before.
Lorgat, who worked as a purchasing officer, systematically stole taxpayers cash which had been earmarked for equipment at Blackburn College over three years and eight months. (continue reading...)(...more)