Link to September 13 Great Falls (MT) Tribune article, "Library thief to pay dues: Sentencing scheduled for Monday".
A librarian from Western Washington University who helped crack a widespread document theft case is relieved the matter is nearly resolved.
Librarian Robert Lopresti on Friday declined to express anger toward the Great Falls thief but estimated his library staff has spent 1,000 hours dealing with the crimes.
"I think he could have found a better way to make money," Lopresti said. The librarian was in Great Falls Tuesday through Friday, identifying about one-third of more than 600 documents stolen from the university's library in Bellingham, north of Seattle, two years ago.
The well-traveled defendant, James Brubaker of Great Falls, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Monday in Great Falls.
According to the aritcle, Brubaker accumulated a collection of at least 800 items stolen from 100 academic and public libraries.