Former Philadelphia police officer stole $10K of electricity, D.A. says
PHILADELPHIA - October2, 2013 (WPVI) -- A former Philadelphia police officer has been charged with stealing electricity from Peco.
Douglas Diemidio, 50, of South 12th Street in Philadelphia, turned himself in Wednesday.
He is charged with Theft of Services.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said Diemidio tampered with the electric meter inside his home to avoid full payment of his utility bills.
Peco estimates Diemidio stole almost $10,000 worth of electricity over four years.
Diemidio was charged following an investigation by Peco, Police Internal Affairs and the D.A.'s Special Investigations Unit.
philadelphia news, theft, south philadelphia news, local/state
- China-bound Malaysian jet vanishes with 239 aboard
- Get ready for a break from the winter chill
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Pedestrian struck, killed in Delaware County
- 2 arrested, 1 sought after cop hit by car in Delco
- Pa. Trooper's pregnant wife killed by gun discharge
- West Philadelphia body ID'd as missing woman
- Boyfriend arrested in Gloucester Co. murder
- Mom who drove minivan into ocean charged
- Chaput, Nutter, Corbett announce Vatican trip
- 3 arrests in Cumberland Co. arsons
- UPenn's Foal Cam gives LIVE view into horse's birth
- Photos: Arrests in warrant sweep, jewel theft, more
6abc.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos