Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
On Valentine’s day, a federal judge sentenced Rita Crundwell, 60, to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $53 million and nearly crippling the small city of Dixon, IL., where she worked as a city comptroller for over 20 years. Click here to read the article in full: www.crimedivas.com The judge ordered immediate custody because of concerns that she had hidden money and would flee the country.
The article states that Ms. Crundwell used the money she illegally acquired to purchase two large estates where she breed award-winning horses, purchased other properties, boats, luxury cars, jewelry, and went on vacations while she repeatedly told city officials they did not have money, which forced the city to make deep cuts in city services.
I thought that this would be a great opportunity to paint a bigger picture of the effect of white-collar crimes, especially at this magnitude.
Once a person makes that conscious decision to cross the line they are almost immediately entrapped in the behavior. The temptation is like a rat caught in a trap as long as the cheese is there it will continue to nibble away at the cheese. It has the same effects as a serious drug addiction.
If you have been following these posts you should have noticed that I continue to ask you to share the blog with others because you never know who has this secret situation going on in their lives.
The major problems with white-collar crimes are far-reaching. The money taken in this case caused a city to not be able to provide the tax paying citizens the services they were paying for. Now the city must put into place some prevention measures (Usually costly high-tech) to ensure this situation does not occur again.
The theft affected co-workers by not allowing them to receive a cost-of-living increase to keep up with the rising cost of products and services they have to pay for.
Another destroying aspect of these crimes are the lost of trust with the family, because more than likely this ongoing crime is unknown to them. The families are often displaced because they cannot afford the lifestyle the crime has been paying for. The offender’s actions put the family in a position of shame, embarrassment and the fall from grace also falls on them.
Last, the tax payers will have to shoulder the full financial burden of incarcerating the offender.
If you by chance is a person who’s involved in this time-bomb situation, please take a moment and reflect upon what you have just read and ask yourself is it worth all the lost that will come once exposed. Now do the right thing to get yourself out of your situation.
If this is your first time reading my posts please read on and follow me. I suggest you go to my website to get full details on these and many other posts I have listed. Also, if you are a person that has been involved or a victim I would love to hear your story/comments and opinions.
The mission of this site is to prevent professional, educated, and career-minded females from committing white-collar crimes; to educate, and confabulate with others who have an interest in this epic situation and who has a desire to make a difference.
© CrimeDivas 2010 - 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to TheCrimeDivas with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.