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Man Accused of Stealing Textbooks, Selling Them for Profit

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Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 08:15:00-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man who worked for a University of Central Florida bookstore stole more than $20,000 worth of textbooks and resold them for profit to other bookstores near the Orlando campus.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2kWqjd2 ) reports 39-year-old Jose Roberto Alonzo faces charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The scheme was uncovered Feb. 2 when someone at College Book and Supply store noticed Alonzo coming in often, selling two or three copies of the same textbooks.

Authorities say the employee sent an email to the UCF bookstore with a full list of the books Alonzo sold to them, along with surveillance footage showing him entering the store. Alonzo was pulled aside when he arrived at the store and confessed.

Records don't show whether Alonzo has a lawyer.

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