The Double-Dipping Librarian

The former director of a central Illinois library has been preliminarily charged with felony theft after more than $10,000 was stolen from the facility.

Court officials say 42-year-old Eric Colclasure was arrested Friday and made a brief appearance Tuesday in Livingston County Circuit Court. The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reports bond was set at $100,000. He has not entered a plea.

Prosecutors claim that between early April and early June, Colclasure redirected checks that Heartland Community College paid the Pontiac library to lease space. The money went to an account at another library where Colclasure was also head librarian.

A message left at a Pontiac phone listed for Colclasure was not returned. He resigned from the Pontiac library in August.

Need a job? His former library is hiring.