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Dixon Illinois To Be Spotlighted in a Feature Film ‘The Rita Crundwell Story’

Dixon Illinois To Be Spotlighted in a Feature Film 'The Rita Crundwell Story'
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She stole $53 million dollars from the town of Dixon and nobody noticed, and now a feature length movie is being made about Dixon’s biggest thief of all time.

The documentary film examines the case of former City of Dixon City Clerk Rita Crundwell, who committed the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history.

The movie is called “All The Queen’s Horses.” The full length movie will have it’s world premiere on August 9th at 1PM at the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. The trailer of the movie has now been released.

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Crundwell served as Dixon City clerk from 1983 to 2012. She was fired in April 2012 after it was discovered that she had embezzled over $53 million dollars from Dixon to pay for her personal championship American Quarter Horse breeding company. The theft took place over a span of nearly 22 years.

It’s quite scary to think that a theft, of this grand scale, could happen in such a small town. The director of the film, Kelly Richmond Pope said “If it can happen in Dixon, it can happen anywhere.”

No word on if or when the movie will be shown locally here in the Dixon or Rockford areas, yet. We’ll keep you posted.

Crundwell is serving nearly 20 years in prison.

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