Bourbonnais woman accused of stealing $2.3 million from Company to fund horse farm


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BOURBONNAIS – A local woman has been charged in Federal court for allegedly siphoning off money from her employer to finance a horse farm in town.

First reported by the Chicago Tribune Monday afternoon, Mildred “Millie” Crowley, 72, of Bourbonnais was charged with embezzlement scheme that ran over a decade spanning from 2009 to 2020. The results of the alleged actions saw over $2.3 million siphoned from a Lemont blasting company where Crowley worked as an office manager.

A document filed in U.S. District Court on December 29th reports Crowley has been accused of using the alleged embezzled funds to pay for a wide range of things, including restaurant meals, department store purchases, and travel across the United States.

The gains also are reported to allegedly helped funded the Bit O’Luck Horse Farm completed in August 2015. The farm specializes in saddlebreds and hackney show ponies and promotes a heated barns and indoor and outdoor arenas.

According to records provided, initial court date has not yet been scheduled.

Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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