A former police worker yesterday admitted applying for his MBE himself.
Michael Eke, 38, of March, Cambridgeshire, admitted obtaining a money transfer by deception and using a false instrument with intent when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.
He had admitted seven counts of theft, four counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception and one count of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception at a previous hearing.
Eke worked as a stationery stores manager at Cambridgeshire Police HQ in Huntingdon until he was arrested and suspended from his post in February 2005.
A former leader of March Air Training Corps, Eke received an MBE in 2003 for his services to the community.
He was among 140 chosen to carry the Olympic torch on the London leg of its 78-day journey to the Athens Games in 2004.
The charges he has admitted include the theft of laptop computers and digital cameras from the force.
He has also pleaded guilty to obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception by using false information on an application form to Cambridgeshire Police.
In relation to the MBE, Eke admitted using a false instrument with intent, which refers to a Cabinet Office Nomination for a UK National Honours Form which he knew or believed to be fake between January 28, 2002, and November 7, 2003.