Ex-cop gets probation for stealing from police charity
BY LAUREN FITZPATRICK firstname.lastname@example.org May 25, 2012 9:19AM
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:15AM
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 six months in jail, but since the ex-cop had been in custody for more than seven months 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.