Dixon's lesson: 'trust, but verify,' BGA tells municipalities

Apr 17, 2014

Rita Crundwell and her attorneys leave federal court in Rockford (May 2012).
Credit Susan Stephens / Illinois Public Radio/WNIJ

It's been two years since FBI agents arrested Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell. She's in prison for stealing 53-million dollars over the course of two decades. Since the arrest, the Better Government Association has been working to educate other municipalities about how to prevent such fraud. Illinois Public Radio's Jenna Dooley spoke with BGA investigator Pat McCraney who says the guiding principle should be "trust, but verify:"