Rita Crundwell

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Dixon OKs $40M Settlement With Auditors Who Missed Massive Embezzlement

Officials of the northern Illinois community of Dixon approved a $40 million settlement late Tuesday with auditors and a bank in the case of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million in city funds.

10/16/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Dixon To Recoup $40 Million After Crundwell Thefts

Dixon Mayor Jim Burke said Wednesday that the city has settled a lawsuit with auditors and a bank in connection with Crundwell’s thefts.

09/25/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Crundwell Appeals Sentence, Lawyer Claims Dixon Residents ‘Not Victims’

An attorney for the former Dixon comptroller, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city, is appealing her nearly 20-year federal prison sentence.

07/11/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Serving Time In Minnesota Prison

The convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who stole tens of million of dollars in city money, has arrived at her final prison destination.

06/04/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Crundwell Moved To Chicago Jail Before Prison Assignment

A former northern Illinois comptroller sentenced this year for stealing nearly $54 million from her community has been transferred to a federal jail in downtown Chicago.

05/06/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home Sold

Prosecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.

04/30/2013

A gold necklace belonging to Crundwell will be among the items auctioned off. (Credit: U.S. Marshals)

Crundwell Jewelry To Be Auctioned Off This Weekend

The U.S. Marshals Service plans to auction off another 351 items from the loot bought with the $53.7 million Rita Crundwell embezzled from the city while she was Dixon’s city comptroller.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

First Mugshot: Dixon Comptroller In Custody

CBS 2 has obtained former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s first mug shot since her sentencing last Thursday.

02/20/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell Gets Nearly 20 Years For Embezzling $53M From Dixon

The former comptroller in Dixon, Ill., was sentenced Thursday to 19 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $53 million from the town.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Former Dixon Comptroller Should Get Maximum 20-Year Sentence

During the course of questioning, Rita Crundwell told investigators she took $10 million, a court filing says. But in her plea deal she admitted to stealing more than $53 million over a 22-year period.

02/11/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Ranch Sold To Nephew

The expansive ranch owned by former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell was sold Friday to her nephew and his wife for more than a million dollars.

02/05/2013

A gold necklace belonging to Crundwell will be among the items auctioned off. (Credit: U.S. Marshals)

Date Set For Rita Crundwell’s Jewelry Auction

The auction for former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s jewelry will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Fort Worth, Texas and simulcast online.

01/27/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Government Sells Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Properties For $3M

The U.S. Marshals Service sold three of convicted Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s five properties for more than $3 million on Monday.

01/02/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly $8M Collected From Sale Of Ex-Comptroller’s Belongings

Nearly $8 million has been collected from auctioning property and furniture formerly belonging to Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53 million from the city.

12/10/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Furniture From Crundwell’s Homes In Illinois, Florida Up For Auction

Admitted embezzler and former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell lived a lavish lifestyle fueled my millions of dollars she stole from the town.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

A ranch owned by former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell was seized by federal authorities after she was charged with embezzling more than $53 million from the town. The ranch is now up for sale to help reimburse the city. (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Three Of Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Properties Go Up For Sale

Three pieces of property owned by former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell have gone up for sale, as federal authorities continue auctioning off her possessions to pay back some of the $53 million she embezzled from the town.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is among the items once owned by Rita Crundwell. (Credit: Apple Auctioneering Co. )

U.S. Auctions More Cars, Boat Owned By Ex-Dixon Comptroller

Items from former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s lavish lifestyle continue to be parceled off one piece at a time.

11/20/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell Admits Embezzling $53M From Dixon Since 1990

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $53 million from the city since 1990, and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including a world champion horse breeding business.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell To Plead Guilty To Federal Charge In $53 Million Embezzlement

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell will plead guilty on Wednesday to a federal charge tied to allegations she embezzled $53 million from the city over the last 22 years.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's multi-million dollar home, where she lived while she was allegedly embezzling $53 million from the small town over a 20-year period. (Credit: CBS)

An Exclusive Look At Dixon Comptroller’s Multi-Million Dollar Home

Former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court to 60 counts of theft on Wednesday.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

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