Ex-cop gets probation for stealing from police charity
BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK Sun-Times Media firstname.lastname@example.org May 24, 2012 5:46PM
Updated: May 25, 2012 8:34AM
A former Woodridge police officer was sentenced Thursday two years on probation for stealing some $30,000 from a police charity that benefited survivors of slain and deceased officers, DuPage County prosecutors said.
Scott Webb, 40, had faced up to seven years in prison, DuPage County state’s attorney’s spokesman Paul Darrah said.
Judge Kathryn Creswell also 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 for Police Survivors, 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.
On May 24, 2011, a DuPage County grand jury indicted Webb; that same day he withdrew about $16,000 from his bank account, told a relative to sell his personal possessions and disappeared, prosecutors said. He was arrested in October in Branson, Mo.