Criminal Charges Against Former Library Manager To Be Dismissed
Larceny charges against the former branch manager of the Casa Da Saudade Llibrary will be dropped once she makes a charitable donation, and returns books still missing from the library.
Judith Downey was charged last October with removing 290 books from the library system, and not returning them. The Standard Times reported she used the library cards of two dead men to check out books, after her own account was maxed out.
The District Attorney's office says 260 of the stolen books have already been returned. On Friday in District Court, downey was ordered to make a $250 donation to the LIbrary Charitiable Book Fund, and return thirty books that are still missing. Downey resigned her city post in October.