Guilty Plea In Textbook Scam

Books rented from one website, sold on another

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(WBEN/AP)  A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

 Jeffrey Tomasik pleaded guilty to mail fraud Thursday in federal court.

Prosecutors say he used aliases and at least 20 online accounts to rent textbooks from Amazon and other companies. But instead of returning them when the contracts expired, authorities say he sold them on eBay.

Tomasik also is accused of taking $50,000 from a used textbook business in California for books that were never delivered.

He faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced Sept. 14.
   
 

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