Finally, the charges fit the crime
Until Thursday, former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell faced only one federal court of wire fraud that charged her with misappropriating $53 million in taxpayers’ dollars. Now, she faces 60 additional state charges of theft. Those charges come much closer to fitting the crime.
What difference does it really make that former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell now faces dozens of new theft charges, after indictments were handed up Thursday by a Lee County grand jury?
On the surface, Crundwell’s situation hasn’t changed. She remains free on a $4,500 recognizance bond on a lone charge of federal wire fraud. Lee County State’s Attorney Henry Dixon, who announced the 60-count indictment, said he would not ask for a warrant for her arrest.
Crundwell’s property is still in the process of being sold, presumably to reimburse the city of Dixon for some of its losses over the past two decades. A 2-day auction of several hundred quarter horses and other Crundwell possessions will take place Sunday and Monday at Crundwell’s ranch near Dixon.
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