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Man charged with theft of thousands of rare comics from FSU library

Man charged with theft of thousands of rare comics from FSU library

There are only four keys to the lock protecting a half-million dollars worth of comic books housed in Florida State University’s Strozier Library.

Todd Peak, the library’s head of security, had access to one of them.

Peak, 38, was arrested by FSU Police on Friday on charges that, in 2020, he stole nearly 5,000 comics from the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection. Throughout the next two years, police said, he sold them to private buyers and comic book stores throughout the area.

Previous coverage:FSU confirms theft of nearly 5,000 rare comics, science fiction digests, from Strozier

What was stolen:  Read the list of missing items (PDF)

Peak, who lives in Crawfordville, is charged with grand theft of more than $100,000, fraud, dealing in stolen property and sale of stolen property using the internet, according to court records.

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