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Illinois town comptroller pleads guilty to $53 million embezzlement
Before anyone asks, it's Dixon Illinois, Ronnie Reagan's home town, and the comptroller is an employee, not elected.
Posted by:Anguper Hupomosing9418

#7  That's $ 3,368.00 per person resident in the town.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2012-11-15 23:09  

#6  Comptroller in small towns is often a glorified accounting clerk job, not well paid, and sometimes is part time. I don't have solid data but I wouldn't be surprised if that meant a majority of them are women.
Posted by: lotp   2012-11-15 22:52  

#5  Interesting that so many of these municipal embezzling cases seem to involve employees of the female persuasion.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-15 22:08  

#4  You're correct, Spot. $53M SHOULD have been noticed, even over 20-odd years. Do the math, that's over 2.4 million average a year. Our town (over 4 times the population of Dixon) would notice even 4% of that in a big hurry.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2012-11-15 10:55  

#3  How could Bell City not notice?
Posted by: Fred   2012-11-15 08:55  

#2 commingled with the usual graft?
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-15 08:54  

#1  I grew up not too far from Dixon. It's not that big. How could they not miss that amount of money?
Posted by: Spot   2012-11-15 08:09