ENGLEWOOD — Money from the sale of property owned by admitted embezzler and part-time Englewood resident Rita Crundwell isn’t expected to go very far toward repaying the $53 million she stole from citizens of Dixon, Ill.
Crundwell pleaded guilty in November to funneling public funds from the city of Dixon — a town of about 15,000 people about 100 miles west of Chicago, where she was comptroller — into her private bank account. The money helped finance her lavish lifestyle that included running a horse-breeding operation and buying a home on East Fifth Street in Englewood.
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