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UPDATED: Glen Ellyn Man Pleads Guilty in Lisle Library Theft

James F. Jackson is ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the library and is barred from entering the establishment.

Updated: Oct. 27, 4:56 p.m.

A Glen Ellyn man admitted this week that he from the less than two months after his arrest.

James F. Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in an agreement with DuPage County prosecutors. He was sentenced to two years of probation, to $2,500 in restitution to the library and to serve 122 days in DuPage County Jail with credits for time served that allowed him to be released earlier this week, court records show.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped four other theft counts against Jackson, who is also barred from the library.

Jackson was arrested in August after a four-month investigation into the disappearance of books, DVDs and other library materials. Authorities previously said Jackson sold some of the items online, but have not publicly described everything found in Jackson's apartment. Watch Commander Randall Johnson said police have catalogued 141 boxes of books, CDs and DVDs, and are still in the process of determining whether items may belong to other institutions.

"I'm sure the job now is just to go through all the items to see where they go, and get them back to where they belong eventually," Johnson said.

Library officials said Jackson worked as an after-hours custodian with an outside company hired by the library.

Jackson is also required to pay $605 in court-related costs as part of his deal.

Alan October 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM
He stole from a.....library?!?!?!
Karlie Baker (Editor) October 28, 2011 at 12:49 PM
Yes, he was targeting rare items to re-sell for profit. If you do a search for 'library theft' on the site I believe it will bring up all of our published content on him as well as any other news sources we've linked to throughout his investigation.

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