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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Librarian eBays library books, makes $10,000

When an Illinois college president thumbed through a novel purchased on, he found a Lake Oswego Library receipt. His 688-page copy of "I am Charlotte Simmons," by Tom Wolfe, had a due date of Dec. 26. What looked like a library stamp had been obscured with a black marker. "You could see marks," said Jim Mannoia, head of Greenville College. "It had been a library book." A call to the Lake Oswego Library confirmed his suspicions, and much more. Charles Wayne Gray, 60, of Lake Oswego, was arrested Tuesday on accusations he stole more than 1,000 library books, CDs and videotapes from libraries in Clackamas and Washington counties and sold them on the Internet. Gray, a part-time worker at the Clackamas County library information network and the Tigard Public Library, sold at least $10,000 worth of library materials online in the past six months, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. More here. Via Moby Lives.


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