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Not a Good Reed: Library Worker Margo Reed Stole $160K Say Yonkers, NY Police

One Yonkers, N.Y. Library Margo Reed allegedly stole from (ypl.org)

(CBS/AP) A woman who worked for a suburban New York public library has been accused of stealing more than $160,000, including fines for overdue books. Margo Reed was responsible for collecting overdue fines and other revenue from the Yonkers library's three branches and depositing the money.

The district attorney says that on several occasions from 2004 to 2010, Reed took some of the money and altered records to cover the theft.

The Westchester County district attorney says the 53-year-old Reed was arraigned Wednesday in Yonkers City Court on a charge of grand larceny.

This is no small case involving some overdue book fines. Reed could be sentenced to five to 15 years in prison if convicted.