Cross-posted from Rockford Register Star
DIXON — The U.S. Marshals Service will sell the remainder of the Rita Crundwell herd of quarter horses — more than 300 — via a live and Web simulcast auction in Dixon on Sunday and Monday, starting at 11 a.m. each day.
The auction will be held at the RC Ranch in Dixon, where a news conference was held today to showcase the horses.
Crundwell, 59, was among the leading breeders of quarter horses in the U.S. Formerly the comptroller of Dixon, Crundwell has been federally charged with wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois. Crundwell’s indictment charges her with fraudulently obtaining more than $53 million from the city since 1990 and using the proceeds to finance her horse breeding business and lavish lifestyle.
Live auction: Sept. 23-24 at Rita Crundwell’s farm, 1556 Red Brick Road, Dixon. The auction is open to the public. Information on the horses being put up for sale will be made available ahead of the auctions.
Contact: Professional Auction Services, 800-240-7900 or professionalauction.com.