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February 25, 2012

Convicted Of Library Book Felony

Maria Carmen Nater of Vista, California, has pleaded guilty to one count of commercial burglary. Bringing her shopping cart into public libraries in Orange and San Diego Counties, Ms. Nater has stolen and sold about 2,000 books "and numerous DVDs." When she was busted, about 1,000 books were found in her home.

The felony will probably be reduced to a misdemeanor, with 18 months probation, and restitution of $7,600.

The silver lining in this story is that the demand for physical books is still high enough to support a black market.

Filed under Books | permalink | February 25, 2012 at 09:27 AM


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