Brubaker Pleads Guilty

A follow-up to this story: James Brubaker has pleaded guilty in federal court; he had been charged with stealing rare books — or pages torn from them — and selling them on eBay. Though he was largely busted for thefts from Western Washington University, a total of 109 libraries may have been stolen from. Sentencing is set for September 15; the 74-year-old Montana resident remains in custody and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Via MapHist.

Previously: Montana Man Arrested for WWU Map Thefts; WWU Collection Vandalized.