Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Smartest Card. Get It. Use It. Report It Stolen.
This fine is not so fine. (Lorain Morning Journal, 11/26/2011)
Excerpt: Lorain Public Library patron Caprice Anderson got a big surprise at the main library Wednesday.
It was a bill for $322 in late fees. But she said she hadn’t been to the library in months and she never checked out the items for which her card was used.
“I’m actually a frequent book reader, but I normally buy my books,” said Anderson, 27, of Lorain. “I was going to go to the library and find something I haven’t read. That’s when I found out my card was used.”
Anderson doesn’t know who used her library card, and filed a police report after coming across the staggering late fees.