Northeast Ohio library worker charged with theft

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been charged with stealing nearly $350,000, mostly in nickel and dime fines, from the library where she worked.

Fifty-four-year-old Theresa Karm of Tallmadge near Akron has been charged with theft in office involving the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls library. She was arrested Monday, three months after she was fired from her job keeping track of fines and fees.

No phone listing was found for Karm, who has a court date Friday. A message seeking comment was left Thursday for her attorney.

The library director tells the Akron Beacon Journal (bit.ly/14c4OE6) that Karm was questioned at least once in the past about the big drop in fines collected, from nearly $37,000 in 2005 to just over $11,000 in 2011.

The library now requires two people to count money.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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