Stealing headlines: Crundwell top story of 2012
Longtime Dixon comptroller’s theft from city draws national attention
DIXON – One word best describes the story that grabbed the most headlines in the Sauk Valley in 2012: Incredible.
Dixon was thrust into the national spotlight this year when what officials say is the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history was revealed by federal prosecutors.
Longtime Comptroller Rita Crundwell, a nationally renowned horse breeder, was led out of City Hall in handcuffs April 17 and charged with stealing more than $30 million since 2006.
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