Article Photos: Prosecutor: Embezzlement plea a warning to others 6/9

  Rita Crundwell heads to her vehicle after leaving the federal courthouse in Rockford, Ill. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, pleaded guilty to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from the small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. She pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud and will remain free until her Feb. 14 sentencing hearing. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Alex T. Paschal )