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Markham cops charged with stealing from local business

Updated: November 21, 2012 2:50PM

Two police officers from south suburban Markham — including the son of the village’s mayor — have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a local business owner.

Darryl Starks, 38, and Andre Webb, 41, both full-time Markham police officer, were each charged with armed violence, theft of property over $300 and official misconduct for allegedly stealing cash from a warehouse in Dolton, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Both were charged as a result of a joint investigation by the state’s attorney’s office, FBI and Illinois State Police. The alleged crimes took place while the officers were acting in an official capacity during a police investigation in 2010, prosecutors said.

Webb is the son of Markham Mayor David Webb, Jr., according to the state’s attorney’s office.

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