FORMER E911 DIRECTOR FINALLY ARRESTED, CHARGED
WABASH CO.—We received word Friday that the former director of Wabash County’s Emergency Telephone System (E911), one of the area’s many who are just overblown and self-aggrandizing, has finally been taken in and charged with multiple crimes after a lengthy investigation.
Colby Rigg, 30, known in the area as “Cheeseboy” not just because of his first name but because he’s really just a repugnant human being, was arrested Friday under the most amusing of circumstances according to our sources in Wabash.
But first, the backstory.
Rigg was busted out on August 8 of last year after money was found “missing” from E911 funds. E911, as are all “emergency services” despite what they may screech loud and long about, is among the most-funded of “services” in existence, ever since 9/11 and the whole debacle about federalizing all the little burgs in the country so they’ll fall under “Homeland Security” control in the event of a disaster, natural or manmade…because we peons just can’t take care of ourselves, ya know.
Rigg, who is also second-in-command at Wabash Emergency Management Agency (the appropriately-acronymed “WEMA”), was handed the plum job of E-911 director at too young an age (in 2004, when he was but in his 20s) and as such, the potential for abuse was very high. And because Rigg is so unstable, that potential was doubled.
Rigg became an EMT when he was still in his teens, and described on an old, now-defunct website, “rescuestud.com,” what a “rush” he got when a “code was called on a patient” (when someone was declared dead). That in and of itself is sick, and we don’t need people like that working on ambulances. But he ascended even further, being put in charge of E911 after lots of turnover, and working dispatch at Wabash County and of course being put on at WEMA…where he operated as the mouthpiece for director Ross Madden who should have known better than to let the little self-aggrandizing dweeb open his mouth for local media and remove all doubt that he was as much of a jerk as he LOOKS like he is.
A year ago, Rigg was discovered to allegedly have been helping himself to loads of money coming in to the entity…making unauthorized purchases and other no-nos…depositing checks where they shouldn’t be…and the like. He was given a choice by the E911 board to quit or be fired. He opted to quit and was driven home by another board member, having his exclusive gas-guzzling SUV taken from him, as it was a 911 vehicle.
After a lengthy investigation into the matter by Illinois State Police, it was all a little obvious, so it was turned over to prosecutor Cassandra Goldman’s office, and since she couldn’t do anything about it (as she’s the county’s, and subsequently the county entities’, legal counsel), she had to of course turn the matter over to the appellate prosecutor’s office…who of course made the mistake of appointing David Rollover Rands to pursue charges against Cheeseboy.
The charges filed are five counts of Forgery as well as five counts of Official Misconduct (something Rands rarely if ever even pays attention to unless it’s to plead down and magically make a misdemeanor count out of.) All counts are Class 3 felonies, but that won’t stop Rands, either, as felonies mean nothing to him.
What’s amusing is how the warrant was served.
It was issued Wednesday, August 8, but was only served when Cheeseboy showed up at a medical run at the Bellmont Fire Department on Friday afternoon, August 10. It so happened that Deputy Derek Morgan was present at the run, and arrested Rigg at the scene. Cheeseboy had his poor daughter with him (his wife filed for divorce almost immediately upon his resignation last year) on a visitation weekend, and Rigg had to find a way to get her to family so he could be taken to the jail and processed. His father bonded him out with $2,500 cash that same day. Don’t know if the little girl got to go back for daddy weekend or not.
But, it’s even worse than all that.
As far as we understand, Rigg is still THE MAYOR OF BELLMONT.
He quit going to meetings a year ago, when the shame of no longer being the big bad E911 director hit him. He also submitted a not stating “I quit” (basically), but that of course doesn’t do it when you’re a mayor…you just heap responsibilities on everyone else, because you can’t quit that way.
We hear Bellmont may be dealing very soon with what to do to get the little pipsqueak out of the way in their village (where, incidentally, it’s been alleged he may have been filching money as well…) We’re looking into it, and will bring you the outcome in the next print version, on the shortened schedule of just TWO WEEKS from now, as we have so much news breaking in the area that we are having to bring you special editions to cover it all. Click the PayPal link if you’d like to subscribe to the print version and get extra issues this coming year for the same low price as 12…or subscribe to the e-version, where you can read, right here, all the articles that appear in the current month’s print version on stands right now!
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