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Woman Gets Probation After Peddling Library Books on Amazon
A woman in San Diego County is every librarian's worst nightmare: she checked out thousands of books from the library that she re-sold on Amazon.
Maria Nater, 45, of Vista pleaded guilty to felony burglary after checking out more than 2,000 books and DVDs from libraries in Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Diego, according to a local Fox affiliate.
The librarians at Carlsbad were onto her first when they noticed that way too many books on cooking, crafts and animals seemed to be missing. Authorities searched Nater's home and found thousands of books estimated at $5,400. Some had the barcodes ripped off, and some of them were already wrapped and ready to ship.
Nater was ordered to pay $7,600 in restitution and she was sentenced to three years of probation. She was ordered to do 30 days of volunteer work and she might have to take a parenting class, too. For the time being she's not allowed to have accounts on eBay, Amazon or Craigslist and she's not allowed anywhere near a library.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.