Our town crook, Rita Crundwell, in the midst of extorting over 30 million dollars from our nice little town of Dixon, IL purchased a 2009 Liberty Coach "motorhome" for 2.1 million (yes, million) dollars. And what does this look like? Here's a few images for ya:
Between September 2011 and March 2012, in her capacity as comptroller, Crundwell wrote 19 checks totaling $3.5 million on the Capital Development Fund account payable to “Treasurer,” and deposited these checks into the account listing RSCDA as the joint account holder. She then allegedly took more than $3 million from the RSCDA account by checks and online withdrawals, using only about $74,000 for the city’s operations. Crundwell allegedly used the remainder of those funds, more than $3.2 million, for her own personal and business expenses, including approximately $450,000 relating to her horse farming operations, $600,000 in online credit card payments, and $67,000 to purchase a 2012 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
After discovering that Crundwell allegedly had recently transferred $3,558,000 in city funds to the RSCDA account, the FBI obtained additional bank records showing that between July 2006 and March 2012, Crundwell allegedly deposited a total of more than $30 million in city funds into the RSCDA account, and paid out the same for her own personal and business expenses.
The complaint alleges that she used fraudulently obtained funds to make additional purchases, including a 2009 Liberty Coach Motor Home for more than $2 million, a 2009 Kenworth T800 Tractor Truck for $147,000, a 2009 Freightliner Truck for $140,000, a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, and a 2009 Featherlite Horse Trailer for $259,000. Between January of 2007 and March of 2012, Crundwell incurred charges of more than $2.5 million on her personal American Express credit card account, including more than $339,000 on jewelry alone, and allegedly used Dixon funds to pay the entire amount of charges.