Charges against Dixon comptroller have 'awakened a sleepy little town' - chicagotribune.com: "The small northwest Illinois town of Dixon, stunned by charges against its chief financial officer of misappropriating about $30 million in city funds, has placed the employee on unpaid leave a day after her arrest in City Hall by FBI agents. Mayor James Burke made the announcement during a brief press conference at City Hall this morning attended by at least 75 residents and city employees. The mayor took no questions from reporters. Rita Crundwell, the city’s comptroller, was arrested Tuesday on a single count of wire fraud. Authorities alleged she stole city funds over the last six years to finance an extravagant lifestyle that included spending huge sums on her horse farms in Dixon and Beloit, Wis. as well as jewelry and a luxury motor home."
Six years? Glad somebody in Dixon finally "woke up."
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