UPDATED: Glen Ellyn Man Arrested for Lisle Library Item Thefts

Missing books and DVDs may have been sold online, police say.

A Glen Ellyn man is responsible for several missing items from the 's stacks, according to police.

The launched an investigation after the library reported items being taken without proper checkout.

"Some time ago we noticed that books were disappearing and we found the security cases for DVDs, etc. in the men's room, having been pried off their items. We recognized this as a concerted effort, probably by one person, and notified police," said Rhonda Snelson, the library's public relations director.

After a fourth-month investigation police obtained a search warrant for the Glen Ellyn apartment of James F. Jackson, 43, of the 300 block of Spruce Lane. Police identified Lisle Library property in the apartment, and Jackson was placed into custody.

Police allege that some of the items may have been re-sold online, according to the report.

Jackson is charged with theft of government property, library theft and theft over $300. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail with his bail set at $25,000.

According to a report from the Daily Herald, Jackson was a custodian with the library. Police required a box truck to remove the thousands of items from Jackson's apartment.


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