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Rita Crundwell Auction

Ex-Comptroller Who Bilked Town For $53 Million Wants Leniency

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An attorney for a former small-town Illinois bookkeeper who stole a staggering $53 million in public funds is arguing for a lenient pr...

Town Comptroller's Limited-Edition Saddle Hits Auction Block

Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill. | Tara Becker | Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

DIXON -- A hand-crafted, limited-edition saddle and the display podium on which it sits, both custom-made for Rita Crundwell by an Oklahoma leather cr...

Embezzling Ex-Comptroller's Bizarre Tastes Revealed

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 12.07.2012 | Chicago

DIXON, Ill. -- Rita Crundwell spared no expense when she built and furnished her sprawling home with custom touches like a chandelier made of old revo...