A Windsor police constable has been found guilty of deceit and discreditable conduct.

The guilty verdict against Const. Dorothy Nesbeth was made public on Friday at a Police Act Hearing in Windsor.  The verdict was handed down almost four years after Nesbeth tried to bring 100 cans of beer, wine and two bottles of rum into Canada without declaring it.

Nesbeth was found guilty of deceit for making false statements to officials and discreditable conduct for not declaring goods in her vehicle to CBSA agents.

Hearing officer, Supt. Robert Fitches found Nesbeth not guilty of a second charge of discreditable conduct, which alleged that Nesbeth threatened a CBSA officer. She has been suspended with pay since being charged under the police act. She was never criminally charged.

“Constable Nesbeth was rolling the dice to avoid paying duty,” says Fitches.

Nesbeth wouldn’t make any comment after the hearing. The prosecution and the defence will meet on Oct. 28 to pick a date for the penalty phase of the hearing. Nesbeth’s lawyer, Pat Ducharme says both he and the prosecutor will make submissions on what her penalty should be.

The penalty against Nesbeth could range from a strict warning to losing her job from with the Windsor Police Service. That ruling will come down at a future date.