DIXON, Ill. (CBS) — Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, Rita Crundwell, former city comptroller in Dixon, Ill., owned nearly 400 horses.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
She was arrested last April, accused of stealing more than $53 million from Dixon over a period of 22 years, and she allegedly used some of that money to buy those horses.
Now, the horses are being auctioned off for sale. The U.S. Marshals Service says the first 93 horses will be offered at auction on line at professionauction.com, starting Friday. Bidding will close on Tuesday for 46 horses and on Wednesday for 47.READ MORE: Evanston Police Called To A Stabbing, Fatal Shooting Incident
Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to a wire fraud charge.Family Remembers Azul De La Garza, Young Woman Shot And Killed In West Elsdon, As 'Beautiful Soul' With A Future In Art
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports