A Philadelphia police officer was charged Tuesday with using debit and credit cards he stole from people who were jailed, federal prosecutors said.
Charles Jacoby, 30, was charged in a criminal information with one count of wire fraud related to a debit card transaction in April at a Wawa store in Philadelphia. Being charged by criminal information means Jacoby likely will plead guilty.
Jacoby, a 10-year veteran of the force, was assigned to the 22d District as a patrol officer and cell block attendant, federal prosecutors said in the information. His duties included safeguarding personal items taken from people recently arrested and jailed.