Auction of Crundwell's belongings ends


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 8:06 am
Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2012, 12:37 pm
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DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Online auctions of items belonging to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell have raised more than $275,000.

Items were seized from the Englewood, Fla., property after Crundwell was charged with embezzling $53 million from the western Illinois town of Dixon. That auction ended Friday and included a farmhouse-style kitchen table with eight chairs. It sold for more than $10,700.

The U.S. Marshals Service reports another auction for her Dixon assets ended this weekend and included a grand piano that sold for more than $4,000.

There were more than 10,000 bids placed between the two auctions.

Authorities already have raised $7.4 million selling Crundwell's horses, vehicles and a custom motor home. The Marshals Service also is selling her two Dixon homes and ranch and the Florida home.

The 59-year-old has pleaded guilty.














 




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