Head of security at FSU's Strozier Library charged with theft of thousands of rare comics

Defendant charged with selling stolen comics throughout local area
KARL ETTERS | Tallahassee Democrat

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.

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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