Man Jailed Over Theft of First Edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone
BBC News today reports the sentencing of Kevin McGirr, a 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a rare first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. McGirr took the book--worth approximately £6,000 or about $9,800 US--from the Creative Art Gallery in Woodstock, Oxfordshire back in October. The book was found "wrapped in a plastic bag outside a Boots store in Abingdon on 15 November".
Ordered at Banbury Magistrates' Court to pay both £250 compensation and £400 in legal costs, Kevin McGirr has been jailed for six weeks. Read the full article at this link on the BBC News website.