It has been a while since I posted a library crime story. I stumbled into this one on Zan's It's All Mishegosh blog. She cites a news story from the Akon Beacon Journal on how a mother used her children to steal books, DVDs and other library materials.
The short version is that the alleged perpetrator created false library id cards for herself, her real and imaginary children to snag items from various libraries. $15,000 dollars worth of materials.
The woman was spotted by an alert circulation worker who remembered her from prior visits.