Brookline Police report a man thought he'd figured out a way to steal DVDs from local libraries: Get a series of library cards under bogus names - some for children for whom he was the alleged guardian - check out as many DVDs as he could for each card and then not return them.
Police say detectives from both Brookline and Boston closed his accounts for good earlier this month when they arrested him for the scam:
During the arrest they located over 50 DVDs and video games and a number of empty cases belonging to several area libraries, including Brookline, Cambridge, and Boston. The items taken from Brookline Library have an estimated value of $4,124.50. He is being charged with 6 counts of Larceny Over $250 by False Pretenses and 2 counts of Identity Fraud.