Ex-librarian sentenced


\"The Post Gazette in Florida has this on a naughty librarian.

Dorothy \"Dot\" Corbett pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing more than $51,000 from the Bethel Park Library where she had been the director.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kathleen A. Durkin ordered Corbett to make restitution to the library, but she already paid back the money in two payments last year.
Corbett disappeared in February 1999. She fled to Jacksonville, Fla., prompting an investigation that discovered more than $37,000 was missing from two of the library\'s accounts.
She surrendered to authorities March 1, 1999, and paid back $37,357 in April.
Further investigation showed possibly $43,000 more was missing, but only $11,479 of that amount could be verified.
Corbett also paid that money back.
According to court records, between Jan. 12, 1996, and Oct. 28, 1998, Corbett made a dozen payments to herself in amounts ranging from $405.95 to $10,000. As library director, she had been the lone bookkeeper in charge of disbursing funds from accounts.
At her court appearance yesterday, no one seemed interested in having Corbett jailed for her conviction.
\"I\'ve never had a case where someone started paying restitution before the trial,\" said Assistant District Attorney Marc Clark.
\"The police chief and the library board president have the highest regard for her, and there\'s no objection to probation,\" Clark said.

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