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Reading police officer waives hearing on theft charges

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 09 2014 02:33:28 PM CDT
Jodi Royer mug shot
READING, Pa. -

A Reading police officer accused of stealing thousands of dollars in money evidence is heading to trial.

Jodi Royer waived his preliminary hearing before a district judge in Reading.

Royer, a nearly 24-year veteran of the force, took money to support a gambling habit, officials said.

When authorities announced the charges against Royer last month, they said more than $14,000 was still unaccounted for.

Royer has been suspended from his job.