Home News 911 dispatcher, boyfriend busted after using non-emergency line to plan scam

911 dispatcher, boyfriend busted after using non-emergency line to plan scam



37-year-old Maggie Dillard and Willard H. Robertson, 30. Image courtesy of Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

A former 911 dispatcher and her boyfriend are building formidable ‘rap’ sheets after authorizes say they were recorded while planning a counterfeit check cashing scheme.

The Springfield News-Leader reports court documents reveal Maggie M. Dillard, 37, called her boyfriend, Willard H. Robertson, 30, and talked about “printing a bunch of checks” and how to best cash checks they had printed.

The Springfield News-Leader reports court documents tell how Robertson cashed a check at a payday lender Jan. 26, then attempted to cash an identical check two days later.

While Robertson waited, the manager of the lending company called the business listed on the check — a steel works company — and was told the company did not issue the check, nor did they know Robertson, documents show.

The Springfield News-Leader reports police investigators obtained the recorded phone call between Robertson and Dillard, the ex-911 dispatcher, and subsequently searched the motel room where the couple had been staying.

The Springfield News-Leader reports at the hotel, the investigating officer allegedly found a box filled with copies of checks for a non-existent businesses, check template printing paper and a receipt showing the check-template package had been purchased a few days before.

It appears the check scheme is not the only problem for the criminal couple.

Robertson and Dillard are also co-defendants in several alleged thefts at Springfield and Republic stores, and the Springfield News-Leader reports police say the thefts occurred after the forgery scheme ended.

Those thefts, according to the Springfield News-Leader, are described in several probable cause statements; one describing how the couple loaded up two shopping carts at a Wal-Mart with more than $1,700 worth of merchandise left the store with the items before police could make the arrests.

Police documents show Robertson also took a Kitchen-Aid Spiralizer, two chainsaws, leaf blowers and other items in separate incidents, according to Springfield News-Leader.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the prosecutor’s bond recommendation notes Robertson stole approximately $4,668 of merchandise from Springfield and Republic stores.

The recommendation also argued Robertson has repeatedly posted bond, then not showed up for court, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

After posting bonds of $15,000, $50,000 and $100,000 in the past, online court records show Robertson is now being held on a $500,000 bond, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

© 2017 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at info@brightmountainmedia.com, ticker BMTM.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.