Utah Librarian Spent $89,000 In Public Funds On Free-To-Play Game

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 16, 2018
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It's not just impressionable kids who blow way too much money on free-to-play games. A 38-year-old librarian in Logan, Utah, has been found guilty of embezzling over $89,000 to fund his obsession with the mobile title Game of War, as reported by the Logan Herald Journal.

Adam Winger, described as "former director of the North Logan City Library" used public funds to amass his hefty bill, which his attorney classified as a "painful, tragic choice and a stupid decision that hurt himself, his family and North Logan." Winger has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 100 hours of community service and has been ordered to repay $78,000 of his debt. Without any inattentive parents to blame, he's been forced to sell his house and scuttle his retirement savings in the attempt to repay his debt.

Will Winger learn from his clearly addictive tendencies and avoid these kinds of games in the future? This might help:

Winger has also been ordered to write a 10-page report on the book “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller, a book that is subtitled “What I Learned While Editing My Life."

Being required to write a 10-page report? OK, maybe he is a teenager after all.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (5)

Zed 3 years ago
So, effectively, he got away with it. lol

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Dakkaos 3 years ago
That's the majority of all mmo whales.

Kevin Flemming 3 years ago
What an idiot.


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