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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Another Book Thief Skips Bail
Apparently taking a cue from William Simon Jacques, (or at least singing the same tune), another UK book thief has skipped bail. The BBC reports that Sean Cowie, 25, entered a guilty plea in January 2009 relating to the theft of a T.S. Eliot first edition. He was then granted bail before sentencing, but disappeared until August of this year. Astoundingly, he was granted bail again and ordered to appear on 27 August for sentencing ... and, quel surprise, failed to show.