(KWQC) – If you are looking for that unique gift for that “hard to buy for” person the U.S. Marshals Service has some ideas for you.
On Monday, November 30th, which is also “Cyber Monday” the agency wants you to consider placing a bid on items seized during investigations.
The first online auction includes assets from Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the city of Dixon, Illinois. She was convicted in 2012 of stealing more than $57 million dollars over two decades from the city she worked for. She is now serving a nearly 20-year federal prison sentence. This auction which includes 390 lots and a lot of belt buckles will close on Tuesday, December 1st.
“Cyber Monday is generally thought to be the start of the online holiday shopping season,” said Jason Wojdylo, Chief Inspector of the U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Division. “We would like to encourage shoppers who are already online in search of bargains to consider stopping by our auction website to bid on forfeited assets.”
“Make no mistake,” said Wojdylo.“these online auctions are designed to generate proceeds from ill-gotten gains to give back to victims.”
To access USMS online auctions, go to http://www.usmarshals.gov/assets/sales.htm.