A Long Beach book dealer was under indictment Friday for his alleged involvement in a scheme using school district employees to let him have textbooks for resale to --- school districts.
Two librarians were among 13 people who have been indicted in what police are calling a massive scheme to steal thousands of text books from four California school districts.
The alleged buyer of the books -- Corey Devin Frederick, 43, allegedly paid $200,000 for the stolen goods.
The indictment alleges that Corey Devin Frederick, 43, a book buyer/seller who operates Doorkeeper Textz in Long Beach, recruited 12 school employees to whom he paid out more than $200,000 in bribes in exchange for allowing him to take whatever textbooks he requested.
Frederick then allegedly sold the textbooks -- literature and language arts, economics, physics, anatomy and physiology titles -- to various textbook distributors, including Amazon, Bookbyte and Follett Educational Services.
He also allegedly sold some of the books to the same school districts from which he acquired the books.