Police said a library user used the system to steal and sell thousands of books bought with taxpayer money [from Sno-Isle Libraries (Snohomish and Island Counties, Washington)].
According to court papers, 33-year-old Terrance Mitchell spent hours at library computers logged on to the book-buying website Cash4Books.
He would find what was going for a good price, like cookbooks and auto manuals.
Then, he’d find the book on the shelf and peel off the bar codes.
The library is working to recover the stolen books. So far about 100 have been recovered.
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