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Stolen chapters of 'Harry Potter'

May 15, 2003|From Associated Press

A printing plant worker pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing pages from the forthcoming "Harry Potter" novel.

Donald Parfitt, a forklift operator at the Clays Ltd. Plant in eastern England, claims he found the pages in the parking lot as he was leaving work May 5.

Parfitt, 44, was arrested two days later after the Sun newspaper told police it had received a call from "a shifty-sounding man" offering three chapters of the book for $40,000.

He is due to be sentenced June 4. Three teenagers arrested with him have been charged with receiving stolen goods.

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