A preliminary hearing has been set for later this month for the Phoenixville codes enforcement officer charged with stealing from a fire victim’s home. Frank Tallarico was arraigned April 1 on misdemeanor theft charges.
According to report by the Pottstown Mercury, Tallarico was called to investigate a possible electrical fire in a borough home after the house caught fire from a faulty oil burner.
When the homeowner left the residence for a few minutes Nov. 23, Tallarico was seen entering and exiting the house, allegedly taking with him two $100 bills left on a desk. Though he denied the charges then, Tallarico has since admitted to taking the money. He resigned March 29.