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Miss. college seeks help in deterring theft.

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Northeast Mississippi Community College wants help in dealing with the growing problem of textbook theft.

Campus police chief Dean Bearden tells the Daily Corinthian that the school wants to deter people stealing textbooks and reselling them.

Bearden has asked the cities of Booneville and Corinth to consider ordinances to require any store dealing in used textbooks to see a photo identification and record the name of anyone selling a used textbook.

He says the sale of textbooks in Corinth is likely to increase as Northeast at Corinth expands its programs and opens a bookstore. He also believes efforts to curtail textbook theft in Booneville could push some of the activity to surrounding areas.

No action has been taken by either city on the proposed ordinance.
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Publication:Community College Week
Date:Feb 22, 2010
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