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CARLSBAD: Cache of stolen library books found, woman arrested

North County Times – “Police recovered thousands of stolen library books and DVDs and arrested the 44-year-old woman who had them at her home, Carlsbad police said Wednesday. Maria Nater of Vista was booked into Vista jail Tuesday night on suspicion of receiving stolen property, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department records.”

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Diane Cherry: Closing Cobb’s libraries a threat to public safety

Marietta Daily Journal – “Public safety begins with our teens who we can either educate and give opportunities to or deal with out on the streets. The same is true for the unemployed and homeless friends, neighbors and former co-workers who have touched every one of us. They need the libraries now more than they ever did. If we close libraries, we are shutting the doors on the people who need us most – a very real threat to public safety – as economic desperation often leads to crime and public unrest.”

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Police recover dozens of DVDs, games taken from UI library

News-Gazette.com – “University of Illinois police on Thursday recovered about 100 DVDs and video games stolen from the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library from the apartment of two Champaign women charged with stealing them. Laura Cordova, 21, a UI student, and Victoria Lopez, 21, who both listed addresses in the 300 block of West Springfield Avenue, were arraigned Friday in Champaign County Circuit Court on felony charges of burglary and theft. Lopez was also charged with misuse of a credit card.”

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Wannabe playboy gets prison term for possession of stolen Shakespeare plays

AP – “An unemployed book dealer who paraded as a wealthy playboy was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for possessing a stolen first edition of Shakespeare’s plays, a rare volume described as a “quintessentially English treasure.” Last month, a jury cleared Raymond Scott, 53, of stealing the First Folio but convicted him of handling stolen goods.”

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Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial

AP – “A flashy British book dealer accused of stealing a rare first edition of Shakespeare’s plays appeared for trial Wednesday in a silver limousine, sporting a Panama hat and flashing victory signs at reporters.”

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