Crime stopper chief indicted

January 30, 2011

A Dallas Crime Stoppers veteran was indicted for allegedly collecting at least $250,000 in reward money for bogus tips over about a five-year period. [HoustonChronicle]

FBI agents escorted Dallas Police Department Senior Cpl. Theadora Ross, 50, from police headquarters on Wednesday. Ross and her alleged partner Malva Delley, 36, were indicted for wire fraud.

Crime Stoppers is a nationwide program that provides cash to anonymous callers who provide tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of criminals.

Questions about Ross first arose in April after a man discovered that someone else had claimed a reward he was entitled to.