Librarian stole readers’ cash

\”A librarian\’s career is in ruins after he stole more than £3,000 in money handed in by readers for services at York Central Library.\”

\”John Joseph Clarke, 52, has long been a familiar figure in the library, and had served the city\’s book lovers and researchers for more than 20 years.\”

\”But York magistrates heard that for 13 months he took home money given to staff by the library\’s users for photocopying and census vouchers. He only stopped when management noticed discrepancies in the library\’s accounts and started an inquiry.\”

\”Clarke, of Tang Hall Lane, York, pleaded guilty to the theft of £3,453.56 from York Library Service and was sentenced to 210 hours\’ community punishment.\” (from This is York)