How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? This documentary tells the story of Rita Crundwell, the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. As city comptroller of Dixon, IL (population 15,838), Crundwell stole a fortune of public funds over 20 years. She used the money to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, slashing the police budget and neglecting public infrastructure. This film investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake, as well as the blatant negligence of auditors and bankers. Producer/Director: Kelly Pope Richmond. (US 2017) 70 min.