"Book em!" Colorado man gets prison for 'borrowing' books

<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25600610/">A man accused of checking</a> out hundreds of books and DVDs from libraries around the Denver area and then trying to sell them will be doing all his library borrowing from now on behind bars. Denver prosecutors say 34-year-old Thomas Pilaar was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered Tuesday to pay $53,549 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in May.


I recently bought a book on ebay that I suspect was stolen from the library. I immediately e-mailed that library to inquire and two months later, the library has yet to reply. I would like to nail more of these thieves for doing this but I think as librarians, we need to be more on the ball (and Dallas Public Library- the one who has yet to respond to my e-mail inquiry in particular)...

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