Auction of Rita Crundwell jewelry raises about $258,000 - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Auction of Crundwell jewelry raises about $258,000

Posted: Updated:
DIXON, Ill. (Associated Press) -

An auction of jewelry that belonged to imprisoned former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell has raised about $258,000.

In a press release, the U.S. Marshals say the highest bid in Saturday's online auction was $12,300 for a men's ring with a horseshoe motif. The gold ring has 14 diamonds and is engraved with Crundwell's initials and the name of 1 of her ranches.

Other items on the auction block included watches, necklaces, loose diamonds and gold bar bullion.

Crundwell was sentenced earlier this month to nearly 20 years in prison after she admitted to stealing more than $53 million from the northern Illinois city.

Authorities have been auctioning off her belongings to raise money for restitution.

Prosecutors say they only expect the city to recover about $10.5 million.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices