Sno-Ile Libraries (Washington): Man Sold 2,471 Stolen Library Books
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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.