CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Dixon has only gotten back about one-fifth of the tens of millions of dollars stolen by its former comptroller, authorities say.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service has wrapped up selling off Rita Crundwell’s assets and says Dixon will only receive about $10 million of the $53 million that she stole.
Crundwell often used fake state vouchers for construction projects and put the funds in a secret account.
When she pleaded guilty, Dixon Mayor Jim Burke said the city will move on and survive the years of fraud.
“It has an impact on the city,” he said. “We have a lot of funds that she raided, but we will recover at a fairly rapid rate, actually.”
The U.S. Marshal says it believes all of Crundwell’s assets have been recovered and sold off. However, they will keep looking.
The case, one agent said, will never be closed.