Crundwell documentary returns to northern Illinois

 
 
Updated 10/13/2017 9:51 AM
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  • FILE - This Oct. 22, 2012 file photo shows former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell in a courtroom in Dixon, Ill. A documentary detailing Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city is set to be shown at the Historic Dixon Theatre later this month. Crundwell is serving a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to stealing the money over two decades to support a lavish lifestyle and a nationally renowned horse-breeding operation. (Alex T. Paschal/Sauk Valley Media via AP, File)

    FILE - This Oct. 22, 2012 file photo shows former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell in a courtroom in Dixon, Ill. A documentary detailing Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city is set to be shown at the Historic Dixon Theatre later this month. Crundwell is serving a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to stealing the money over two decades to support a lavish lifestyle and a nationally renowned horse-breeding operation. (Alex T. Paschal/Sauk Valley Media via AP, File) Associated Press

DIXON, Ill. -- A documentary detailing former Dixon bookkeeper Rita Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city is scheduled to be shown later this month.

The Dixon Telegraph reports that the 71-minute film, "All the Queen's Horses," will be shown at the Historic Dixon Theatre on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. It features interviews with forensic accountants, equestrians, attorneys, government officials and local residents.

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.

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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Information from: Dixon Telegraph, http://www.saukvalley.com

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