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Rita Crundwell Case
3:12 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Dixon Takes $40-Million Settlement With Auditors And Bank

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Dixon City Council approved a $40-million settlement with auditors and Fifth Third Bank at a special meeting today. The out-of-court settlement was reached on Friday with the companies the city blames for allowing former comptroller Rita Crundwell to embezzle $54-million over twenty years. 

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Crundwell Case
11:26 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Crundwell Home Furnishings and Homes for Sale

U.S. Marshals Service

The U.S. Marshals Service is selling three of Rita Crundwell's properties.  According to a news release, the Marshals have received  offers for three of the properties and are accepting competing offers until noon Dec. 21. Public inspections of the three properties will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 and 14. A sales plan on Crundwell’s two additional real estate holdings in Dixon and Englewood, Fla., both residential properties, is pending.

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Dixon Comptroller
8:29 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Crundwell Horse Auction Nets Nearly $5-Million

Gabe Deckard of Marshall, IL makes friends at Rita Crundwell's horse auction.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

A  two-day horse auction in Dixon has netted nearly five million dollars, according to a U.S. Marshals Service representative. More than 300 of Rita Crundwell’s horses were sold Sunday and Monday. The former Dixon comptroller is accused of stealing more than 53-million dollars from the city. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens has more from Monday’s auction at Crundwell’s horse farm.

8:49 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Crundwell Horse Sale Underway

Entrance to Rita Crundwell's horse farm near Dixon
Susan Stephens WNIJ

A live auction of hundreds of horses kicked off this weekend in northern Illinois. The animals once belonged to Dixon's former comptroller, who's accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the city.

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7:56 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Online Auction For Crundwell Horses Begins Friday

Entrance to Rita Crundwell's horse farm near Dixon
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Federal marshals want to sell off hundreds of horses belonging to Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon city comptroller accused of stealing more than $53 million while on the job.

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