Online auctions of items belonging to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell have raised more than $275,000. Items were seized from the Englewood, Florida property after Crundwell was charged with embezzling $53 million from the western Illinois town of Dixon. That auction ended Friday and included a farmhouse-style kitchen table with eight chairs. It sold for more than $10,700. The US Marshals Service reports another auction for her Dixon assets ended over the weekend and included a grand piano that sold for more than $4,000. There were more than 10,000 bids placed between the two auctions. Authorities already have raised $7.4 million selling Crundwell's horses, vehicles and a custom motor home. The Marshals Service also is selling her two Dixon homes and ranch and the Florida home. The 59-year-old has pleaded guilty.
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