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College professor charged with stealing textbooks

Posted July 16, 2015

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— An adjunct professor at the Goldsboro campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College has been charged with stealing textbooks from the school, police said.

Versiera Miller, 44, of 602 Planters Ridge Drive in Pikeville, was charged Tuesday with felony larceny by employee.

N.C. Wesleyan officials notified police on July 6 that someone had stolen textbooks with a total value of more than $1,300 from a secure location of the college's building in Goldsboro.

Investigators determined that Miller used her staff ID to enter the building and gain access to the textbooks.

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  • Brian Jones Jul 17, 2015
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    One decent (current edition) chemistry, physics, or any science textbook will get you 100+ to 150+ on amazondotcom, ebaydotcom, or halfdotcom............Jones UNC 2003

  • Melanie Lane Jul 16, 2015
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    I'd like to know her plan.. you guys have decided it was to make money, it wouldn't surprise me if she'd planned on giving them to students who can't afford them

  • Joseph Shepard Jul 16, 2015
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    True--but when she didn't pay anything for them to begin with--anything she gets is profit.

  • Sara Hauser Jul 16, 2015
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    Not too bright- they likely track who enters secure areas so it isn't rocket science to figure it out.

  • Roy Hinkley Jul 16, 2015
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    In my experience this would be ten or twelve books, tops.

    The higher the class level, the fewer books sold, the less those books get replaced, then the higher the resale value.

    Unless you want a car full of books, you'd be smart to focus on graduate level STEM course books.

  • Gen Lee Jul 16, 2015
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    Did you sell them back to your school or to individuals

  • Gen Lee Jul 16, 2015
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    I sold one of my books before and most I got was like $20...so your books must have been very special. What were they for...like business, engineering, or something.

  • Michelle Bella Jul 16, 2015
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    I went to school there a couple years ago and noticed on my account that they kept requesting more financial aid from the gov even though what I was given covered my expenses. When I ask the financial aid counselor she told me that they had returned the money back and when I called federal aid they advised me nothing had been returned. So I email 5 or 6 people there because I felt like the counselor I was dealing with was bs'n me. Come to find out someone was getting my financial aid refunds and was posting them so a check would be cut and they were being cashed instead of sent to me. I was told the results of the investigation were "private" but that they felt it wasn't anyone at the school. BULLSH#@

  • Ryan Kurtz Jul 16, 2015
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    Very true. But I know that I made $200 from selling 4 textbooks that were technical courses that don't change course material very often, so the books tend to be more valuable. So, if she has a bunch of these that she stole, and she probably knows how much they were fetching for to begin with, she probably made off with a good bit of money.

  • Gen Lee Jul 16, 2015
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    Yea only on certain books and sometimes it is not that much either.

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