DIXON (WIFR) -- For the last few months, Rita Crundwell's lavish lifestyle has been auctioned off piece-by-piece. U.S. Marshals are now making their last attempt to get the city of Dixon money back. Her furniture is now up for sale.
At a time when the city of Dixon was closing public pools, the U.S. Marshals Service say Rita Crundwell was using taxpayer money to build her own swimming center, complete with a sauna.
When you walk from room to room you see more and more properties. Five properties to be exact, including one home, which was built on Route 52 behind the house where U.S. Marshals say Rita Crundwell grew up.
Everything inside, appears to be custom made, from the western themed chandelier to desks, fur covered couches, and wood paneling throughout the halls.
There are very large pieces of furniture, a baby grand piano and a nice grandfather clock.
Outside, horse stables and a heated dog kennel now sit empty. Federal authorities are selling more than 400 of her items during an online auction.
Several miles away, family pictures line the shelves of another property on Dutch road. We're told Crundwell built the house for her nephew who says he's now bidding to keep his home, without taxpayer dollars.
Crundwell faces up to 20 years in prison and is accused of stealing more than $53 million from the city of Dixon.
For more information, pictures, and terms and conditions on the auction, please visit http://online.professionalauction.com.
For more on the federal case against Crundwell, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2012/pr1114_01.pdf.