Gangster’s moll, 29, with a Masters Degree who used her boyfriend’s drug money to buy an £18,000 Mercedes but claimed she thought he was a window cleaner avoids jail

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A gangster's moll who used his dirty money to treat herself to an £18,000 sports car claimed she thought he had been earning the cash — by cleaning windows.

Human Resources Officer Kiera Waldie, 29, had used money from her boyfriend's drug dealing to splash out on a C-class Mercedes after becoming besotted with him when they met at a bar.

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But the brunette who has 13 GCSEs and a Masters Degree in Human Resources was hauled into a police station.

Her hoodlum lover, Mark Smith, had been held by detectives along with eight accomplices following a string of raids at 15 properties across Greater Manchester.

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Police discovered five suspicious cash installments from Smith totalling £11,000 had been paid into her bank account.

Waldie later tried to claim she thought Smith's money came from window cleaning rounds near his home in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester.

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But she later accepted turning a blind eye to his dealings - claiming she had 'fallen in love with the wrong sort of man.'

At Manchester Crown Court, mother of one Waldie, also of Tyldesle, pleaded guilty to two counts of converting criminal property and was given seven months jail suspended for two years. She was also ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work.

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Smith, 27, was jailed at an earlier hearing for nine years after he was convicted of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

The investigation into Waldie's finances began after police recovered £200,000 worth of cocaine plus £30,000 in cash during swoops on Smith's gang in October 2015.

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Prosecuting, Brendan O'Leary said: 'A number of items were recovered with a C-class Mercedes parked outside Smith's address. Miss Waldie was present and the Mercedes was registered to her.

'Further enquiries were made and records showed the vehicle had been purchased for £17,627 in May 2015. When police made enquiries in respect of that purchase which...
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