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AP: "Library offenders could go to jail"

19. November 2004 • Ari Paul
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Librarians in Bay City are suggesting an unorthodox measure to crack down on overdue books. The Associated Press reports:

Frustrated librarians want the worst offenders to face criminal charges and up to 90 days behind bars.

“We want to go after some of the people who owe us a lot of money,” said Frederick J. Paffhausen, the library’s system director. “We want to set an example.”

Paffhausen, who took over as director in October, is asking the Bay County Library Board for permission to seek arrest warrants for offenders who ignore repeated notices.

The board plans to consider the crackdown next month.