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Thief allegedly sold library books from four counties to used bookstore

Authorities are still tabulating how many books may have sold by a woman who allegedly used aliases to obtain more library cards. Officials say many of the items were medical books. The bookstore is cooperating with the investigation.
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Authorities are still tabulating how many books may have sold by a woman who allegedly used aliases to obtain more library cards. Officials say many of the items were medical books. The bookstore is cooperating with the investigation.

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