Probationary officer fired from St. Pete PD after arrest for using Texas woman’s credit card

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A probationary officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department has been fired after department officials say he was arrested for using a woman’s personal information to make an online purchase with her credit card.

St. Pete police say Officer Jonathan Cain was initially placed on administrative leave without pay this week after Pinellas Park police notified them Cain was under investigation. According to a department spokesperson, 25-year-old Cain turned himself in Wednesday night and was fired.

The spokesperson says Cain was arrested for using a Texas woman’s personal information to place an online order and charge it to her credit card.

Cain was sworn in on Aug. 17. The department spokesperson says he was fired without an internal investigation or board hearing due to his probationary status.

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