Virginia House Speaker plans to propose increase to Crime Solvers reward money

Virginia House Speaker plans to propose increase to Crime Solvers reward money
House Speaker Kirk Cox

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - When crimes happen in Central Virginia, police often ask residents to call Crime Stoppers or Crime Solvers if you can help. Now, the reward for a successful tip may be going up.

House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to introduce a bill next year that would increase the reward from $1,000 to $5,000.

He made the announcement during Saturday night’s Crime Solvers’ Light Up the Night Against Crime 5K run.

Under current state law, the tipster doesn’t have to pay taxes on a reward up to $1,000, allowing them to stay anonymous.

Live at the Crime Solvers Light up the Night 5K to announce our plans to raise the crime solvers award cap to $5,000. This is a big step that will help law enforcement solve more crime and keep our communities safe.

Posted by Kirk Cox on Saturday, October 5, 2019

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