Rita Crundwell’s cars, boats go to online auction

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Another collection of items belonging to Rita Crundwell is being sold in an online auction, including her 1967 Corvette Roadster convertible.

The highest bid for the red two-seater was $26,510 as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with 16 days remaining in the bidding.

Six vehicles are being sold in all, including a 2005 Ford Thunderbird, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, a 1998 Cobalt 25LS boat with trailer and a John Deere riding mower.

Also on the auction block is a 2009 50-foot U.S. Cargo Eliminator vehicle trailer with living quarters.

Another boat, a 20-foot 2000 Playbuoy Pontoon pleasure boat is to be added to the online collection in coming days. All bidding closes Dec. 6.

The auction websites are: http://qctimes.com/crundwellvehicles and http://qctimes.com/crundwelltrailer.

Rita Crundwell pleaded guilty last week to a federal charge of wire fraud, admitting she stole more than $53 million from the city of Dixon, Ill., while serving as the city’s comptroller. She also faces 60 felony counts of theft in Lee County. That case is pending.


2 thoughts on “Rita Crundwell’s cars, boats go to online auction

  1. If the locals couldn’t tell she was living outside her meads, there’s some there that is wrong about the people. Could it be the chemicals that spray the farmland every year? you betcha!

  2. Because of her they couldn’t open the public pool for the children, mow the grass in the cemetary and so on????? Instead of her sitting in her little room they should put her in a safety vest and send her out to mow that grass with a push mower and have her scrub that pool til it shines!!!!!!! Public invited to see all that!!!!!

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