Harrisburg City Police officer charged with stealing from police athletic league
The State Attorney General charges Harrisburg Police officer Jennie Jenkins with stealing from the Harrisburg Police Athletic League she helped administer. According to the criminal complaint, Jenkins, 43, paid herself out of HPAL’s charitable donations and grant funding following its revival in 2011.
When Jenkins assumed the role as president of the athletic league it was made clear that she would not receive any additional compensation beyond her salary as a city police officer.
Charging documents state that Jenkins allegedly wrote herself checks from the athletic league’s account and submitted falsified time sheets for periods when she was actually performing regular police duties.
Charges against Jenkins include four counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition and one count of Theft by Deception.