Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dixon Illinois Elected Official Rita Crundwell Stole Millions & Mispent up to $30 Million More

Rita Crundwell went to the Michael Madigan & Richard Daley School of Corruption... Her education paid her well...

The chief financial officer of Dixon, Ill., has been put on unpaid leave after she was arrestedand misappropriating another $30 million in city funds. The arrest of Rita Crundwell, who was charged with a single count of wire fraud, has shaken the northwest Illinois town, which has a population of just under 16,000, according to the Chicago Tribune. Authorities say Crundwell stole the funds over six years to support her luxurious lifestyle. Crundwell, an award-winning quarter horse breeder, spent the money on jewelry, a motor home, and her horse farms in Wisconsin, reports the Tribune. Federal agents seized the contents of two bank accounts, seven trucks and trailers, three pickups, a $2.1 million motor home, and a Ford Thunderbird convertible -- all of which were purchased with illegal proceeds, according to federal authorities. Dixon Mayor James Burke today told an audience of reporters and citizens that independent auditors had not noticed any issues of non-compliance and the city's bank had not noticed anything out of the ordinary, according to the Tribune. The city will hire an investigator to determine how the alleged theft occurred. The mayor initially reported Crundwell, 58, to federal authorities last fall, after another employee had assumed the comptroller's job while she was on an extended unpaid vacation, authorities said. After reviewing bank statements for September 2011 through March 2012, the FBI expanded the investigation and began reviewing the city's finances dating back to 2006. Crundwell moved city funds into multiple city accounts, including a joint account for the city of Dixon and herself, according to federal authorities. She then withdrew $3.3 million from the account, using only $74,274 for city operations. The FBI expanded its investigation, and discovered from July 2006 to March 2012 she allegedly deposited more than $30 million into the joint account. She allegedly then paid out more than $30 million for her own personal and business expenses. She had earned an annual salary of $80,000.

25 comments:

Chuck said...

thats a woman??????

Anonymous said...

30 million?????? she could have bought the entire town of Dixon for that kind of money,,

Anonymous said...

Just like Chicago but they don't scrutinize bank records here or 51 would be going to the slammer.

Anonymous said...

Yes , I would poke that . 58 she looks good . But I don't think I have a chance with all that horse dick she plays with .

Anonymous said...

Filthy, thievin, cunt!

Perry F'ing Mason said...

She better get more time than Blagoyevich.

That's REAL money she was dealing with.

Next case.

Anonymous said...

Sad she is free on bail I bet she has more money hidden?

Anonymous said...

With that much money stolen there had to be more hands in the cookie jar.

Anonymous said...

White (thieving) trash at its finest!

Anonymous said...

should lock her up with Patti Columbo

Anonymous said...

should lock her up with Patti Columbo. 30 million? The town isn't worth that much

Anonymous said...

Several thousand dollars of the stolen money was donated to the Republican national party!

Anonymous said...

She has to be related to Daley........

Blago's Former Tailor said...

I bet she is smarter than Blago and cuts a deal wit the feds. She is probably smart to take a plea and be out in five years and does four. Blago got fourteen years for being arrogant and stupid. She at least lived it up and wasn't looking to do a hustle.

Anonymous said...

I did not realize those folks Downstate could count that high let alone have that much money laying around! I mean how many horses can you buy with $30 million?

Gosh, I am sure Mike Madigan is jealous!

Anonymous said...

Never trust anything that bleeds for 5 days in a row and doesn't die!

Also, never trust a democrat!

Anonymous said...

I remember a young female officer in 025 that worked lockup/desk, she had the body of a fast filly, and the face of a Brillo Pad.

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I Voted For Obama said...

Rita Crudwell voted for Obama, then asked him if he could help her find a stallion. Michelle started throwing feces at her.

I Voted For Obama said...

Maybe it ws horse feces.

I Voted For Obama said...

Rita Crudwell voted for Obama, then asked him if he could help her find a stallion. Michelle started throwing feces at her.

SpankDaddy said...

Rita is a fine example of horse-riding mature SpankDaddy material.

Anonymous said...

This isn't adding up for me...

I hate thieves - probably more than most - but...

She took out $33M, only spent $75k on city-business, and nobody noticed?!

Uh-uh.

Doesn't pass the smell-test...

Anonymous said...

I think she's ugly

Anonymous said...

I think she's an ugly greedy c***

Anonymous said...

She should be hung publicly at the riverfront in dixon