Dallas police Senior Corporal Theadora Ross, 26, is accused (with another woman Malva Delley) of collecting $250,000 in rewards for bogus tips to the Crime Stoppers program. Police allege that Ross would award the money to Delley for bogus tips and they would split the cash.
Ross was tasked with taking the tips and awarding the money. The tipsters would use a secret code to pick up the money at the bank. However, when one real tipster went to pick up the cash, he learned that someone else had done so. They investigated and uncovered the alleged scheme. The scheme is detailed in a statement from the U.S. Attorneys’ Office.
The biggest concern for Ross’ lawyer would be Delley cutting a deal. The priority for prosecutors is likely to secure a lengthy sentence against the officer.