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    Default Woman city official embezzels $30 MILLION from small Ill. town

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1460180.html



    The gulf between Rita Crundwell's two worlds was breathtaking, and her colleagues and neighbors never guessed how the two entwined: Crundwell is accused of using her modestly paid town hall job to steal their tax dollars, support an extravagant lifestyle and win national fame as a breeder.

    Federal prosecutors say Crundwell, 58, who handled all of the Dixon, Illinois's city's finances, embezzled a staggering $30 million in public funds from Dixon.

    In a criminal complaint, they say they've obtained bank records that document each step she took in shifting taxes and other public funds through four city bank accounts before hiding them in a fifth account no one else knew about. Still, they are trying to figure out how she kept the scheme a secret, even from outside auditors, for at least six years. It unraveled only when a co-worker filling in for Crundwell while she was on an extended vacation stumbled upon the secret bank account.

    Her arrest stunned tiny Dixon, a small city along a picturesque vein of the Mississippi River about a two-hour drive west of Chicago in Illinois farm country. Its 16,000 people are largely lower-middle class, working at factories, grain farms, the local prison and a hospital, among other places. Many are grappling with the region's high unemployment.

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    As an auditor myself, if the top person is the one stealing the money, and they are smart, it is very hard to catch.
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    I drive through this town all the time when I visit friends in Iowa. I'm amazed that the town even had $30 million to lose. It is not that big. You would think that kind of money missing would be noticed pretty quickly.
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    You would be surprised at the amount of money some of these town have saved. A lot of it is earmarked for future purposes. Employee pensions, infrastructure, etc., but sometimes these small towns can have shitloads of cash piled up.
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    I am sure there are more things involved with this. She's deemed as a genius etc... well, the (past and present) city alderman, mayors etc are all getting questioned. An occupy Dixon group will be around this weekend demanding that ALL city officials resign or be shit-canned.

    Rita was a customer of mine a few years back. Her house is very nice, the motor home was outstanding, and her Dixon horse ranch was extravagant. Hell, even Allan Jackson bought a horse from her. I always wondered why she said, "there is no need to go in my office in the loft". LOL. What a fool. Her family hasn't spoken a word, Rita hasn't been seen since she was released and the mayor claims he doesn't know anything. This is just the start and the shit's gonna hit the fan for a LONG time. (Unless she kills herself first).

    Illinois seems to really suck as far as politicians and city officials. It's almost time for me to get my sons into college mode and then I am out of this crazy stupid State of Illinois.
    Just go for it!

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    Oh, and the total (so far) that they know she stole is $53 million as of today.
    Just go for it!

 

 

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