Small Town Swindle

November 14, 2012 - 3:33 PM
Rita Crundwell walks pass the media outside of the federal courthouse in Rockford, Ill. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, pleaded guilty to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from the small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. She pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud and will remain free until her Feb. 14 sentencing hearing. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Alex T. Paschal )