Another Crundwell Auction Brings in $19,000

By: The AP
By: The AP

DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- More of Rita Crundwell's belongings have sold at auction, this time bringing in more than $19,000.

The Telegraph in Dixon reports that the items sold last night. Crundwell pleaded guilty last month to stealing more than $53 million over two decades in her job as former Dixon comptroller. Prosecutors say she used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle and horse farm. Crundwell is set to be sentenced in February.

The most expensive item in the latest auction was a hand-crafted saddle that went for $6,100. U.S. Marshals are liquidating her belongings and so far have brought in about $7.4 million. The 59-year-old Crundwell must pay restitution as part of her plea agreement with federal officials.


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