File under how we live now: a Mesa, Arizona man allegedly stole over $16,000 worth of rare books from an associate’s private collection. Over the course of a year, 60-year-old Jeffrey William Grande took and resold titles like Time Machine by H.G. Wells, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger at a Scottsdale rare books store. When asked why, he allegedly told police he was using the funds to pay for medical bills related to a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Maybe he can get the treatment he needs in prison. America.