Guilty Plea: Former Pittsfield Officer Stole From Police Union

Mar 27, 2017

The former head of the Pittsfield police union pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $200,000 from the organization.

The Berkshire County District Attorney's office said the thefts took place between 2008 and 2015 when Jeffrey Coco was the treasurer and later president of the police union in Pittsfield.

A police investigation concluded Coco wrote checks from a union account to either himself or his wife for personal use. He was fired from his job as a police officer in 2015. 

Coco pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny and one count of identity theft. He was sentenced to 20 months at the Berkshire County House of Correction.