Crundwell documentary returns to Dixon for free screenings

Crundwell documentary returns to Dixon for free screenings

Rita Crundwell

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell leaves a courtroom in Dixon, Ill. A federal judge has ruled that the imprisoned Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other personal items stored in Illinois and Wisconsin. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Reinhard ordered on Tuesday May 26, 2015 that Crundwell forfeit the items to help repay more than $53 million in restitution that she owes the city of Dixon. Crundwell is serving 20 years in a federal prison in Minnesota for stealing from the city over two decades while she was comptroller. (Alex T. Paschal/Sauk Valley Media via AP, File)

DIXON, Ill. — A documentary about a former comptroller who admitted to stealing nearly $54 million from a northern Illinois city will be shown several more times next month.

Rita Crundwell is serving a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing the money over two decades to support a lavish lifestyle and a nationally renowned horse-breeding operation.

Sauk Valley Media reports the 71-minute film called "All the Queen's Horses," will be shown at the Historic Dixon Theatre March 3 with four free showings. It features interviews with forensic accountants, equestrians, attorneys, government officials and local residents.

Prosecutors say Crundwell began depositing Dixon's money in a secret bank account in January 1991. Investigators say the money deposits continued until her arrest in April 2012, months after the FBI began monitoring her transactions.


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