A woman in California has been slapped with $7,600 in fines and ordered to stay away from public libraries after it was discovered that she had stolen thousands of library books and was attempting to sell them online. For shame, California book stealer.
Forty-five-year-old Maria Nater pleaded guilty to one count of felony burglary after she was apprehended trying to sell books she stole from San Diego area public libraries on the internet. Most of the books were about such fan favorite topics as animals, cooking, and crafts.
And she would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those pesky librarians launching an investigation into the whereabouts of all the missing books.