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Embezzlement Cases At A 5-Year High, Report Finds

Embezzlement Cases At A 5-Year High, Report Finds

Earlier this year, small-town treasurer Rita Crundwell was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for embezzling $53 million. It was a shocking case, given the size of the theft and the fact that the town, Dixon, Ill., only has 16,000 residents. But according to a stunning new report, embezzlement -- especially... Read More »

Small-Town Comptroller Rita Crundwell Gets Nearly 20 Years For $53 Million Fraud

Small-Town Comptroller Rita Crundwell Gets Nearly 20 Years For $53 Million Fraud

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- A former city bookkeeper was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison Thursday for embezzling more than $53 million from her Illinois community, in what ranks as one of the worst abuses of public trust in the state's corruption-rich history. Rita Crundwell, who pleaded guilty to wire... Read More »

Small Town Comptroller, Rita Crundwell, Pleads Guilty In $53 Million Theft

Small Town Comptroller, Rita Crundwell, Pleads Guilty In $53 Million Theft

ROCKFORD, Ill. --- The top federal prosecutor in northern Illinois says former Dixon... Read More »

Small Town Treasurer Stole More Than $53 Million, Feds Claim

Small Town Treasurer Stole More Than $53 Million, Feds Claim

DIXON, Ill. -- The former financial officer for the small northern Illinois city of Dixon stole millions of dollars more than originally thought, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced plans to try to seize Rita Crundwell's trucks, boats, horses and even theunborn foals she owns. A federal grand... Read More »

Small Town Treasurer Arrested In Staggering $30 Million Theft

Small Town Treasurer Arrested In Staggering $30 Million Theft

As a champion horse breeder, Rita Crundwell was a familiar face in Dixon, Ill., a sleepy town of 15,000 where Crundwell also worked, managing the town's finances for about 30 years. But on Tuesday, federal authorities arrested the 58-year-old civil servant, accusing her of stealing $30 million in taxpayer... Read More »

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