U.S. Auctions More Cars, Boat Owned By Ex-Dixon Comptroller
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Items from former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s lavish lifestyle continue to be parceled off one piece at a time.
This comes almost a week after Crundwell pleaded guilty to stealing $53 million from her hometown of Dixon throughout an almost 22-year period.
There are currently six vehicles and a boat up for sale via an online auction scheduled to end Dec. 6. The assets are being held in Wisconsin and Florida.
According to United States Marshals Service, a 20-foot 2000 Playbuoy Pontoon Pleasure Boat will be added to the auction block in the next few days, with the same closing date of Dec. 6.
The United States Marshal Service expects to announce a sale of Crundwell’s personal items from her homes in Dixon and Englewood, Fla., on Monday of next week.
Rita Crundwell was arrested in April 2012 for stealing more than $53 million from the city budget in Dixon.
She used the taxpayer money to finance her lavish American quarter-horse breeding business, buy personal items and build property.
In sales of online and live auctions, United States Marshals has recouped $7.4 million.