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Philly Cop Allegedly Stole Credit Cards of Detainees

October 12, 2011  | 

A Philadelphia Police officer has been charged with allegedly stealing the credit or debit cards of detainees, and using them to buy gas and personal goods.

Charles Jacoby, 30, has been charged with one count of wire fraud related to a debit card transaction in April at a Wawa store. Jacoby, a 10-year veteran of the force, was assigned to the 22nd District as a patrol officer and cell block attendant. His duties included safeguarding personal items taken from people recently arrested and jailed.

"In determining whose debit and credit cards to steal, defendant Charles Jacoby targeted individuals who, in his opinion, had acted rowdy or disruptive," prosecutors said.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Tags: Officer Misconduct, Philadelphia PD


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michael @ 10/12/2011 8:40 PM

This is completely unbelievable, what was this guy thinking. This guy should be slammed hard to set an example to others.
This kind of Misconduct is unacceptable and can't be tolerated.....how many other thefts has this guy done without being caught?.

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