iOS app Android app

Rita Crundwell Illinois

Appeal Court Upholds Sentence Of Official Who Bilked Town For Millions

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court is upholding a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a thieving former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million f...

Ex-Comptroller Who Stole $53 Million From Town Gets Nearly 20 Years

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A former city bookkeeper was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison Thursday for embezzling more than $53 million from her Illi...

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...

Small Town's Ex-Comptroller Pleads Guilty In $53 Million Scam

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 01.14.2013 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a small-town Illinois bookkeeper's admission that she embezzled more than $50 million ...

Small Town's Ex-Comptroller To Plead Guilty In $53 Million Scam

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former comptroller accused of stealing $53 million from her small northern Illinois city to fund a lavish lifestyle, including one o...

Town Comptroller Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing $53 Million

AP | ROBERT RAY | Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The former comptroller of a small northern Illinois city pleaded not guilty Monday to charges alleging she stole more than $53 milli...

Feds Take Horses From City Bookkeeper Accused With Stealing Millions

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The animals seized from a renowned horse breeder accused of using her day job as a city bookkeeper to steal millions in public funds have t...

Feds: Small Town Comptroller Actually Stole $53 Million

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

DIXON, Ill. -- The former financial officer for the small northern Illinois city of Dixon stole millions of dollars more than originally thought, fede...

Small Town Swindle Suspect Allegedly Spent Stolen Millions On Horses

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.27.2012 | Chicago

DIXON, Ill. -- The small-town bookkeeper dazzled friends and co-workers with invitations to her immaculate horse ranch and home, where she displayed t...