Woman jailed for taking three extra library books


Charles Davis writes \"From
Reported at
A Chinese woman has been jailed for a week and fined
£2,000 after taking three more library books than she was

She wanted to borrow eight
books at once from the Library, and had ripped the barcodes off the three extra
books but still triggered electronic detectors.

Her lawyer said: \"At the time, all the eight books that the
accused wanted to borrow were of great interest to her.\"

She could have been jailed for up to three years.\"