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Men charged in bookstore theft ring

Posted August 17, 2008 9:45 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2008 10:18 a.m. EDT

— Police on Saturday night arrested two men who allegedly operated a theft ring involving two major bookstores.

Alonzo Cephas and Derrick Haith face felony charges of larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Investigators said the pair stole $3,000 worth of books from Books-a-Million and Barnes & Noble. They then sold the books to used-book stores, police said.