June 16, 2012
Taken from bookstore, first edition of Book of Mormon found
I’ve long assumed that religious book stores don’t have to deal with a lot of shoplifting. After all, who has the gall to steal a copy of the Bible?
But that calculus changes when the religious paraphernalia is more of an artifact and is worth significant money. A Torah, for instance, costs thousands of dollars and have on occasion gone missing. A story from this past week demonstrates that.
Federal marshals discovered in a Herndon, Va., apartment a first edition leather-bound Book of Mormon that had allegedly been stolen from a Phoenix bookstore. It is valued at $50,000 to $100,000.
Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post reports:
Read the rest here.