A former police officer from Illinois is in custody in the Ozarks accused of theft.
Branson police arrested Scott Webb following a routine traffic stop. The former Illinois officer is charged with stealing more than $30,000 from a police charity.
Woodridge, IL police union members worked to raise money for fallen officers families by organizing an annual pub crawl. Webb was one of the pub crawl's organizers. It was a huge success, according to the president of Concerns of Police Survivors, or C.O.P.S., which benefited from the fundraisers.
They donated an average of more than $15,000 a year, until the last two years when they received no check. That's because, according to a DuPage County Grand Jury indictment, Webb stole the money.
C.O.P.S. President Craig Figgins lost his brother Dan, who was a 27-year veteran officer, six years ago. Now his organization helps families of other fallen officers, and the money that would have been donated by the Woodridge officers would have been a substantial portion of their budget.