After darn nigh three months of down-time, there is a bit of movement for the Junior "Liberry" Detectives and the Case of the Illustrious Bladder Thieves.
It seems that Jimmy the "Anonymous" Snitch, the man
whose friend and lover/hater The Amazing (Bashful) Bladderboy, (a.k.a.
our prime suspect in the theft of the "liberry's" laptop computer last
January), is about to go up the river. Not, as you might expect, for
having a role in the theft of the library's laptop, but instead for
embezzlement from a local fast-food restaurant at which he had been
Jimmy's had something of a long history with
embezzling from various employers. He'd been to trial once before for
embezzlement charges, but from a different restaurant. In fact, our
very own Mrs. C served on Jimmy's jury and firmly believed that he was
guilty but the prosecution's evidence left more room for doubt than the
jury was able to handle so Jimmy walked free and went on to be hired by
the above mentioned fast food restaurant. They wound up firing him in
2003 on suspicion of embezzling over $1000 and this is the matter that
finally came to trial last week. Jimmy now faces 1 to 10 years in the
In his trial, Jimmy wound up entering a Kennedy Plea,
which means he admits no wrongdoing but is still adjudged guilty by the
court and sentenced as such.
Still no word on what became of our laptop, nor of any
further cooperation from Jimmy in the matter. Seeing what he knew he
was facing, though, it's no wonder he wanted to come forward and rat out
his friend who took it. He didn't need any more heat on him.
Unfortunately, he seems to have fizzled out when it came to actually
cooperating with the authorities (perhaps because we, in turn, ratted
him out to them, and didn't allow him to remain anonymous in the matter,
as he so desired) so we'll likely never see the computer again.
Than again, after his sentencing in July, it'll probably be a while before we see Jimmy again either.