|Former Illinois cop Scott Webb was apprehended in Branson (mug shot TCSO)|
A police officer in Branson busted a former Woodridge, Illinois cop who is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a police charity.
Initial published reports were that Scott Webb was apprehended during a routine traffic stop on Tuesday (10-18-11,) however, Chief Kent Crutcher says "a local acquaintance of Webb's" called and tipped authorities to his whereabouts. Webb was taken into custody without incident at a condo after Officer Lance Gott ran Webb's license and confirmed he had an active warrant for his arrest for stealing.
When authorities arrested him in Branson, he was living in an apartment with two other people and going by the name Jeff Waits. He had $4,500 in cash, three money orders for $500 each, and a loaded 9 mm pistol, according to Illinois State Assistand Attorney Helen Kapas.
“Webb had made statements that he would shoot himself if the police came for him,” Kapas said.
Webb, a 10-year-veteran of the Woodridge department, fled the Chicago area shortly before he was indicted in late May for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 that was raised during two events that support families of fallen officers.
-The missing money was intended for the Illinois chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, a nonprofit that helps send families of fallen officers on trips to Washington, D.C., where their loved ones are honored.