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Prison Guard Fired For Posing As Cop For McDonald's Discount

A prison guard who pretended to be a police officer in exchange for a $10 McDonald's discount has been sacked. 

Lawrence O'Driscoll-Faitaua pleaded guilty in Sydney's Waverley Local Court on Tuesday to impersonating a cop to obtain a $10.53 fast food discount.

The 43-year-old, who worked as a prison guard at the Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills, admitted to showing his ID card reading "NSW Police - External Contractor" to the drive-through staff at McDonald's Kingsford.

The discount entitled him to 50 per cent off the price of his fast food meal.

Staff at the McDonald's store photographed the ING bank card he used to pay, and reported the male to the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command. 

O'Driscoll-Faitaua was arrested when he returned to work on New Year's Eve, admitting that it was "common practice" among prison guards to impersonate police officers to receive a discount. 

The Maroubra man allegedly saved $10.53 on a Big Mac and nuggets.

A Corrective Services spokesperson confirmed Lawrence O’Driscoll-Faitaua was sacked following his arrest.

Despite being convicted on a charge of impersonating a police officer, the ex-police guard was granted a section 10 non-conviction in court. 

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