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Ex-Dixon Comptroller Serving Time In Minnesota Prison

Rita Crundwell
Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who stole tens of million of dollars in city money, has arrived at her final prison destination.

It's a minimum security, all-female facility in Waseca, Minn., about 75 miles south of Minneapolis.

Crundwell admitted she stashed public money in a secret bank account for decades.

She used it to fund a lavish lifestyle and her renowned horse-breeding operation.

In February, a U.S. judge in Rockford sentenced the 60-year-old to nearly 20 years in prison.

Her projected release date is March 5, 2030.

Crundwell stayed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago for a few weeks during her transition to her permanent location in Minnesota.

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