The Former Dixon Comptroller appeared in Lee County court Monday for the first time. She's faced with 60 counts of theft and is suspected of depositing more than $53 million from the city of Dixon into her secret bank account. She also faces a wire fraud charge in the federal case in Rockford.
Crundwell was arrested in April and has plead not guilty in the federal case. She requested a public defender in the state case.
Her arraignment is scheduled for October 31st.