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Fraud in Dixon, Illinois: Who's to Blame

Fraud in Dixon, Illinois: Who's to Blame

Rita Crundwell was the type of person that everyone trusted. As the comptroller and treasurer of the small town of Dixon, Illinois, she was well-versed in company finances. Whenever anyone had a question, they were advised to “ask Rita.” In 2011, the city commissioner praised Rita as someone who “looks after every tax dollar as if it were her own.” What the commissioner and the rest of Dixon did not realize until the next year was that Rita...

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