Thursday, May 21, 2009

Buyer Beware

As reported by the L.A. Times, Reading, Pennsylvania resident Forrest Smith recently pleaded guilty to selling forged signed first editions on EBay. The “signed” books include those by Truman Capote, James Michener, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Tom Clancy. Prosecutors alleged Smith made more than $300,000 on the scam, including more than $500 from a single copy of Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.

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