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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bookkeeper who stole $53M gets nearly 20 years

In this Nov. 14, 2012 photo, Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill., leaves the federal courthouse in Rockford, Ill., after pleading guilty to wire fraud, admitting she stole more than $53 million from the city of Dixon to fund a lavish lifestyle.