August 28, 2008 08:41:02
Posted By ELLA
I came across these two news stories and thought I'd pass them along. Some of you may recall the story from a few years ago, about librarian suspected of embezzling money from his public library. Here's the follow up story. And also a warning -- do NOT mess with the Grafton public library system!
Posted by Josette
Librarian sentenced for cooking the books
Canwest News Service, Thursday, August 28, 2008
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=1ce1c2e7-26c0-4725-9ed8-f9e50c0080e5 © The Edmonton Journal 2008
SASKATOON - The former head of a Saskatchewan library was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for embezzling half a million dollars.
Bruce Cameron, 65, had set up a fake company in Nevada and used fabricated invoices to steal the money over 14 years, Crown prosecutor Gary Parker said in provincial court.
The Wheatland Regional Library actually lost about $1 million, but had earlier settled a civil suit out of court by accepting restitution of $497,503 from Cameron.
The theft came to light in 2004, after the library hired a private investigator. The investigator found information that led to criminal charges in 2005.
The library, which has its head office in Saskatoon, operates 47 small-town libraries in west-central Saskatchewan.
Wisconsin woman cuffed, booked for failing to pay library's overdue book fines
Associated Press, Published August 21 2008, 9:14 PM CDT
GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) _ A Wisconsin woman has been arrested and booked for failing to pay her library fines.
Twenty-year-old Heidi Dalibor told the News Graphic in Cedarburg that she ignored the library's calls and letters as well as a notice to appear in court.
Still, she was surprised when officers with a warrant knocked on her door, cuffed her and took her to the police station to be fingerprinted and photographed.
Police Capt. Joe Gabrish says officers follow the same procedure with every warrant.
Library director John Hanson says a couple of dozen people are cited each year for failure to return materials or pay fines.
The incident cost Dalibor about $30 for the two overdue paperbacks. It cost her mother $172 to free her.