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Rita Crundwell stole $53 million from Dixon, IL and no one noticed.

Rita Crundwell Makes Netflix Debut

The documentary's filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, is a forensic accounting expert. She began interviewing people immediately after Crundwell’s April 2012 arrest and firing....
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Rita Crundwell Coming to Your Town?

Rita Crundwell Coming to Your Town?

The former quarter horse breeder siphoned more than $53 million from the small town of Dixon, Illinois during her career as comptroller. The stolen funds financed Crundwell’s opulent horse show lifestyle while the town ...
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Feds: Motion Filed to Cash-In Crundwell Assets

Judge Sentences Former AQHA Breeder Rita Crundwell to 19+ Years Behind Bars

“You have much better passion for your horses than the people of Dixon who you were supposed to represent,” said District Judge Philip Reinhard before he sentenced Rita Crundwell to prison. Crundwell was taken into ...
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Symbols of Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Removed

Symbols of Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Removed, For Sale

They've been seen in press photos around the world, and are all that remain of Rita Crundwell's former quarter horse empire. Now, those symbols are being sold. “This is another visible step in the continued dismantling ...
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US Marshals Collect Almost $8 Million from Crundwell Auctions

US Marshals Collect Almost $8 Million from Crundwell Auctions

Whatever funds are recouped from the auctions will be deducted from Rita Crundwell's more than $53 million debt owed. Feds say they still have five real estate properties to sell and Crundwell's jewelry. See a list of ite...
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Marshals Selling Rita Crundwell's Properties

Marshals Selling Rita Crundwell's Properties

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering for sale three of five real estate properties owned by disgraced quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell. Unsolicited offers have been received on the properties according to Marshals....
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Crundwell's Household Items to Hit Auction

Crundwell's Household Items to Hit Auction

Furnishings and personal property will be sold from her Illinois and Florida homes via an online auction early next month. Marshals are selling everything, including Rita Crundwell's cowhide embellished bedroom suite with...
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Rita Crundwell Admits Stealing $53 Million from Dixon

Rita Crundwell Admits Stealing $53 Million from Dixon

Rita Crundwell agreed that she owes restitution to the city of Dixon more than $53 million minus the funds recouped from the auctions of her show horses, trailers, vehicles, and a luxury motor home that brought it about $7...
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Feds: Motion Filed to Cash-In Crundwell Assets

US Attorney: Former AQHA Breeder to Plead Guilty

Feds say former quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell will plead guilty to theft. Crundwell is accused of stealing $53 million during her time as Dixon's comptroller to fund her horse operation and lavish spending....
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Crundwell Appears on State Charges

Crundwell Appears on State Charges

Former quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell made her first appearance in a Lee County court Monday. The fired Dixon comptroller was charged with 60 felony counts of theft by the state in September....
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Crundwell Recipient Mares Sell to QH Breeder

Crundwell Recipient Mares Sell to QH Breeder

Amid the sale of high dollar quarter horses, some are questioning the sale of more than a dozen recipient mares for a total of $1000 at the recent Crundwell Horse Auction. Officials say the mares will continue their lives...
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Crundwell Auction: Horses Bring Millions to Dixon

Crundwell Auction: Horses Bring Millions to Dixon

Rita Crundwell's legacy in american quarter horse breeding ended officially this weekend by the order of the court. Her horses brought millions to the town she is accused of defrauding....
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Motion Filed to Sell Crundwell Horses

Former AQHA Breeder Faces 60 New Felony Counts

Former American Quarter Horse Breeder Rita Crundwell has been indicted on 60 counts of felony theft. A grand jury handed down the charges against the former city comptroller who allegedly stole $53 million to support her...
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Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Selling Online

Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Selling Online

The first of Rita Crundwell's registered quarter horses are hitting the online auction block tomorrow. Crundwell was a leading American Quarter Horse Breeder in the United States known for her many championships....
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AQHA Breeder Arrested by FBI

Crundwell Horse Sale Inventory Released

New details regarding the September government sale of almost 400 horses owned by champion AQHA breeder and former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell were released Wednesday, including the horse's names and corresponding ...
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Auction Dates Scheduled to Sell Crundwell Quarter Horses

Auction Dates Scheduled to Sell Crundwell Quarter Horses

U.S. Marshals announced a live auction scheduled at Rita Crundwell's Dixon, Illinois Ranch. Almost 400 registered AQHA performance and halter horses will be sold....
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Crundwell's Luxury Motor Home Hits Market for $1 Million

Sale of Seized Crundwell RV Fizzles

Bidding ended Wednesday for the custom 2009 Elegant Lady series Liberty Coach motor home that had a list price of $2.1 million. Rita Crundwell reportedly purchased the RV in 2008 for over $1.5 million dollars with funds...
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Flood of Crundwell's Quarter Horses to Hit Market by September 30

Flood of Crundwell's Quarter Horses to Hit Market by September 30

The sales market will be saturated by more than 400 of Rita Crundwell's quarter horses in the next two months according to federal prosecutors. Six horses have died since early May....
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Lien Holders Claim Interest to 110 Crundwell Quarter Horses

Lien Holders Claim Interest to 110 Crundwell Quarter Horses

Percott Company, LLC which does business as Meri-J Ranch states it has been "boarding, breeding, and otherwise caring for and providing services to certain Meri-J Ranch Horses" prior to Rita Crundwell's indictment and...
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Crundwell's Luxury Motor Home Hits Market for $1 Million

Crundwell's Luxury Motor Home Hits Market for $1 Million

If you have a cool million dollars you could own Rita Crundwell's luxury motor home that she allegedly purchased with ill-gotten gains. The AQHA breeder has been federally charged with wire fraud....
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