Late library books land couple in criminal court

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A couple in Michigan faced criminal charges over lost library books (KTRK)

A couple in Michigan faced criminal charges after their son checked out a Dr. Seuss book back in 2014, but lost it. Then, the next year, the couple checked out a second book and lost that, too.

The library later sent them a letter asking the couple to return the books or face charges. They offered to pay the late fees but by then it was already too late.

They were both charged with a misdemeanor for failing to return property, local station WXYZ reports.

Mom Cathy Duren said, "I never thought a Dr. Seuss book would lead to this. It's ridiculous."

They each had to pay a $100 bond to avoid going to jail.

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