Thursday, August 22nd
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
As city controller for Dixon, Illinois, Rita Crundwell was able to steal $53 million of public funds across 20 years – making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horses breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. This award-winning documentary investigates how a city comptroller was able to steal $37,000 a day for two decades and outlines the failures of the city’s internal controls and separation of duties.