Don't Look a Fraud Horse in the Mouth

Dixon, Illinois is a small town with a population of 15,000 people. Hear how one woman, Rita Crundwell, managed to pull off the largest municipal fraud in history - by stealing over $53 million dollars before anyone noticed it was gone!
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REFERENCES

All the Queen’s Horses Documentary — Kelly Richmond Pope 

Lessons learned from shocking municipal fraud cases — CPA Insider

FBI press release — indictment

Dixon’s quiet hero — Fraud Magazine

DOJ sentencing press release

Rita Crundwell and the Dixon Embezzlement - Chicago Magazine

Rita Crundwell stole $54 million then returned to the scene of the crime - WGN

How one of the biggest swindlers in American history built a horse breeding empire - LA Times


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Don't Look a Fraud Horse in the Mouth
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