Feds: Philly cop used prisoner debit, credit cards

    Federal authorities say a Philadelphia police officer tasked with protecting the belongings of jailed suspects instead used their debit and credit cards to treat himself to gasoline and other items.

    Prosecutors charged 30-year-old Charles Jacoby in a criminal information yesterday. Jacoby allegedly swiped the cards of prisoners and gassed up his car and purchased other items for himself.

    Investigators say Jacoby would take the cards of prisoners he thought were disruptive, use the cards then destroy them.

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