Office Detox Podcast

Embezzlement in the Workplace: Rita Crundwell - City Comptroller of Dixon, IL

January 18, 2020 Stefania Sigurdson Forbes
Office Detox Podcast
Embezzlement in the Workplace: Rita Crundwell - City Comptroller of Dixon, IL
Show Notes

According to Security Magazine, employee thefts cost US businesses 50 Billion per year. One of the most egregious thefts ever investigated by the FBI was Rita Crundwell, City Comptroller of Dixon, IL, who embezzled over 53 Million dollars over the course of 22 years. 

By the time of her arrest, she had over 300 horses across 22 farms in 13 states. She had a motorcoach which seems similar to a very fancy looking tour bus, that she upgraded 5 times, worth 2.1 million dollars. 

My promise to you, my dear listeners, is to go through what I think of as “the dirty dozen”. It is the “dirty dozen” of what makes business so dirty and hard. And so if you are a young person, you can go into it with your eyes open. If you are investing in training or any other type of business, you are seeing it from a real view. If you are someone who has been around for a while and waking up to what your environment is really about, you can come on this bus too. 

I truly think a small minority of people are making it way too hard for the rest of us.

Research:
All the Queen's Horses: https://www.allthequeenshorsesfilm.com/
Security Magazine: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/88432-employee-theft-costs-us-businesses-50-billion-per-year

Music: 
Chris Zabrieskie
Grey Skies Remix 
Stories About the World that Once Was 
What Does Anyone Know About Anything 
The Wizard of Lies

Kai Engel: 
Devotion 

Synth Kid: 
Trapped in the Upside Down 
 

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