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ex-Cop Convicted of Stealing From COPS

He ripped off a charity which benefits families of fallen members of law enforcement. Yes, a (former) member of law enforcement, stealing from his own.

Scott Webb, a former Woodridge police officer, had faced up to seven years in prison, DuPage County state’s attorney’s spokesman Paul Darrah said.

Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced him to 180 days in jail, but since the ex-cop had been in custody for 220 days already, he’ll serve no more time behind bars, Darrah said.

Webb, of Romeoville, was involved in the organization of “Crawlin’ for the Fallen,” a pub crawl that benefited the Illinois Concerns Of Police Survivors (COPS), prosecutors said.

Organizers noticed discrepancies in their books and called police. The investigation that followed indicated money missing from both the 2009 and 2010 events, prosecutors said.

This year’s fundraiser for COPS will be Cycle Across Illinois at the end of July. Click here to bike with them or participate in any way.

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http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/12753472-418/ex-cop-gets-probation-for-stealing-from-police-charity.html

http://www.ilcops.org/

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