1968 Life magazine with Beatles on cover returned to Cuyahoga County library with check covering late fees

1968 Life magazine with Beatles on cover returned to Cuyahoga County library with check covering late fees

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Officials from the Cuyahoga County Public Library system are thanking the person who returned a “borrowed” September 1968 edition of Life magazine.

1968 Life magazine with Beatles on cover returned to Cuyahoga County library with check covering lat

The person who returned the magazine admitted to stealing the edition, which the Beatles graced the cover. The copy also included a $100 money order to pay for late fees.

“I stole the magazine from the Parma Ridge Road Library when I was a kid. I’m sorry I took it. I’ve enclosed a check for the late fee,” the anonymous Beatles’ fan wrote.

The Cuyahoga County Public Library posted on Facebook, “Thank you for returning it this week and clearing your conscience.”

To the #Beatles fan who “borrowed” this copy of Life magazine in 1968: Thank you for returning it this week and clearing your conscience. 😇 😂 #overdue #betterlatethannever #TheBeatles #LifeMagazine

Posted by Cuyahoga County Public Library on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

According to the policy website for the library the check looks like it will cover the fines for the magazine that is about 50 years late.

“Library cardholders who have items more than 90 days overdue and a balance of $100.00 or more in fines/fees may be referred to a collection agency,” the website says. “ A $10.00 collection agency service fee will be added to the fine record. Borrowing privileges are removed once an account has been turned over to a collection agency.”

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