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.