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A librarian accused of defrauding his employer of almost $1 million will plead guilty to the crime at his next court appearance in May, his lawyer said in court Wednesday. The former executive director of the Wheatland Regional Library, is accused of stealing the money by way of a scheme that began in the early 1990s in which books were paid for but never received.
Stolen rare maps find their way back to library's collection: More than 30 rare, antique maps stolen from the Boston Public Library by a Martha's Vineyard map dealer were returned to the library in 2007, library president Bernard Margolis said this week, part of the conclusion of an international scandal that rocked the staid world of map collecting.
A BRISBANE couple allegedly stole more than $40,000 worth of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines from libraries across the city before storing the booty in cereal boxes in their home.
A man, 52, and a woman, 55, from Acacia Ridge, on Brisbane's southside, were charged after the goods were discovered on Saturday.
Busted: A Thirty-six-year-old is facing felony charges after police found more than 1000 library items in her home worth more than $15,000
"Her house was just boxes and bookshelves full, she had her own library at her house," says Lt. Rick Edwards of the Akron Police Department.
The scheme went on for years, until an alert library worker recognized Ware signing up her children under false names...again.
[Update] Sorry, that's Thirty-six-year-old, not Six, rather large typo.
Lady Liberty stood unharmed for decades on the grounds of the Benton Public Library, carrying a symbolic torch for freedom and bearing a pledge of "everlasting fidelity and loyalty." Today the replica Statue of Liberty, erected in 1950, stands minus four of the seven spikes in her crown, in front of a building marred by shattered and broken glass. Vandalism at the library occurred twice this month, most recently last weekend. Rocks or BBs shattered one glass door, while two windows were damaged.
University of New Mexico police have arrest warrants for five people who they believe stole valuable textbooks from campus libraries to sell for cash. The suspects had a price list that showed how much companies would pay for used textbooks, arrest warrant affidavits filed in Metro Court showed.
"They went in knowing they were looking for specific high-dollar books they could get a specific value for," UNM Police Lt. Patrick Davis said.
Chron.com Reports The Julia Ideson Building, which houses reference and circulation services for the downtown Central Library while it is under renovation, is closed today while workers repair damage from a copper wiring theft.
The theft caused the building to lose power to the elevator, emergency lighting for the staircases and the fire alarm.
Today's "Woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for library theft" brought to you by Iowa City, Iowa. It's ten days in jail for a former Iowa City woman accused of stealing more than $1,000 in materials from the city's public library -- by using her children's library cards.
As the website LivresHebdo.fr has it, "Une bibliothèque incendiée à Villiers-le-Bel" (http://www.livreshebdo.fr/actualites/DetailsActuRub.aspx?id=1168&rubrique=3) Roughly translated by Google (see http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.livreshebdo.fr%2Factualites%2FDetai...) we read the following:
The library Louis Jouvet, who was standing near 30000 loan documents a year, was one of three facilities near the town. "It was actually the most popular library in the old Villiers-le-Bel," says Isabelle responsible Walet. "She welcomed children and adults every day." The building of 280 m2 is completely destroyed. "With my team, we are bewildered and sad," said Isabelle Walet, "we invest a lot in the relationship with the people and, in one night, this public service has entirely disappeared."
See additional coverage at http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=Villiers+library+fire&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wn.
day about 20 years ago, librarians at the state Archive had their eye on a suspicious-looking visitor who was known to have a criminal record. After he left, one of the staff members flew urgently back to the boss’s office.
“He just took off with the book!”