A former Philadelphia police officer was found guilty Thursday of running a counterfeit credit card operation that targeted more than a dozen victims, including a city police captain.
A federal jury found that Rahim Henderson, 38, used a credit card encoding machine to manufacture fake credit cards using stolen information he bought over the Internet. He was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud, multiple counts of aggravated identity theft, and other offenses.
Along with his wife and sister, who pleaded guilty earlier this year, he later used the newly minted cards to make more than $10,000 in fraudulent purchases between April and October 2014 including bottles of pricey liquor. A search of his Mount Airy home uncovered hundreds of blank plastic credit cards, card encoding equipment and more than $67,000 in cash, prosecutors said.
Henderson served in the 22d District for seven years prior to his resignation in 2007. He faces a mandatory minimum of two years in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for March. - Jeremy Roebuck