Police in Freeport, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh have finally tracked down Katelyn Jageman aka “The Bookkeeper.” Jageman has been living on the lam with a collection of overdue library books and an outstanding overdue book bill of $81. That is until the library dispatched police to hunt her down like a reference book in the learning aisle. It is notable that Jageman started her life of crime a year earlier than Hailey Benoit, the notorious bibliophile from Massachusetts.
Library officials insist that they tried to get the book back and then Donna Michael, President of the Freeport Area Library Board, called in the heat.
The $81 bill represents a rate of ten cents a day over a 204-day period.
Soon however, the Freeport Area Library Board will not have to enlist police to seek out scofflaw bookholders. They have developed books that will defend themselves as shown in this demonstration: