Online Auction Being Held on Ex-Comptrollers Belongings

Online auction ends Dec. 6

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    Rita Crundwell

    U.S. Marshals are auctioning a half-dozen vehicles and boats that once were owned by a northern Illinois comptroller who admitted to stealing $53 million in taxpayer money.

    Officials on Monday said the online auction of Rita Crundwell's assets in Florida and Wisconsin will end Dec. 6.

    They plan to add a pontoon boat to the auction soon. Items on auction now include a 1967 Corvette Roadster and a 2005 Ford Thunderbird.

    Crundwell pleaded guilty last week to a federal count accusing her of stealing the money from the city of Dixon, where she was comptroller until earlier this year. The 59-year-old Crundwell is accused of using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle and a horse-breeding operation.

    So far marshals have raised $7.4 million selling Crundwell's assets.