Dixon Comptroller Accused of Stealing Fired

Dixon City Clerk Kathe Swanson has taken over the city's finances

Monday, Apr 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 PM CDT
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Comptroller Accused of Stealing Fired

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The small northern Illinois city of Dixon has fired its chief financial officer after she was arrested last week and accused with stealing more than $30 million from government coffers.

Commissioners voted Monday to terminate longtime comptroller Rita Crundwell, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Dixon city attorney Ron Coplan said Crundwell submitted a letter of resignation over the weekend because a federal court has ordered her not to hold a position of fiduciary responsibility.

FBI agents arrested Crundwell on April 17. She is accused of using the money to fund one of the nation's leading horse breeding operations and feed a lavish lifestyle that kept her outfitted with cars and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

Dixon City Clerk Kathe Swanson has taken over the city's finances.
 

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