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Saturday, January 22, 2005
Bookswap Update: Lots of Money Stolen!
More details are emerging on the Bookswap theft. ASUC President Misha Leybovich has informed me that between 10,000 and 30,000 dollars were stolen. Leybovich has also promised that all participants will get their money back for any books that were sold.
Other than the theft, the bookswap was a rousing success, with thousand of books dropped off and a number of students participating. The theft may have been possible because the bookswap became "understaffed and overwhelmed" on Thursday, according to Leybovich. The decision was made on Tuesday to extend the bookswap an extra day due to the huge popularity of the event, but it left things hectic and improperly managed for the final day.
It is not clear yet where Leybovich will recover the funds from to reimburse students, but if he tries to get the money from unallocated funds from the ASUC, I would suspect senators might try to sue to block that move.
The police are investigating this matter, while Leybovich himself said he would like to "have a little chat" with whoever was responsible.
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