Irony Alert: Former Head of Dallas Crime Stoppers Convicted of Wire, Tax Fraud

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Andrea Grimes
Ross, being escorted from DPD headquarters following her January 2011 arrest.
In 2010, Theadora Ross was a senior corporal with the Dallas Police Department and the officer in charge of Dallas Crime Stoppers, the program that offers thousands in cash rewards to tipsters who give information leading to arrest and indictment of criminals. Now, she is neither of those things.

Last January, Ross was indicted for stealing, with the help of an accomplice, $250,000 in would-be reward money. According to the indictment, Ross would send a list of the rewards to be paid each month to JP Morgan Chase, which would then disperse the cash from North Texas Crime Commission accounts. A lot of the payments were for legitimate tips, but a lot were fake tips that Ross' codefendant, Malva Delley, would collect on.

Delley pleaded guilty last May to making a false statement to a financial institution and is out on bond pending her Sept. 24 sentencing. Ross pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and, because she didn't report all that illicit income to the IRS, another count of tax evasion.

Ross' sentencing is scheduled for December 3. She faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $350,000 fine.

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11 comments
James080
James080

Theadora should of course go to prison, and her direct supervisor should be fired. Immediately.

morrainepeak
morrainepeak

Notice the Observer  newspaper  stand in the upper right hand corner .  Self promotion?

RTGolden
RTGolden

An adequate update, but hardly news.  When you hear a story about a Dallas public official who has been proven to NOT be corrupt... THAT will be news.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

I bet she voted for Barak Hussein Obama. 

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Did Malva get a reward for turning her in?

ApefirmativeBlaction
ApefirmativeBlaction

Another one of the countless amazing benefits of Divershitty! Our civilization would collapse without blacks!

timetomoveon
timetomoveon

A black public servant(lol) caught with their hand in the cookie jar? You don't say!

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

 @ApefirmativeBlaction How do you find the time to regale us with your bons mots and keep the pin setters working and ball returns churning?

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

 @timetomoveon how about registering for an account instead of being anonymous? You sure do talk a lot of shit, must be nice to hide behind that veil, pussy.

timetomoveon
timetomoveon

 @DirtyP1 When liberals stop being vindictive children incapable of civil discussion.

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