Long story short, bought a used textbook before class started not knowing that teacher requires brand new $120 books with fresh, new access codes.
Pissed to learn that a) my textbook can't be returned and b) I have to spend an additional $120.
So I go into the college bookstore and scamper back to the new, wrapped textbooks. Unwrap one somewhat covertly, round the corner out of eyeshot of the security camera and take a picture of the access code. Stuff the wrapper behind a shelf, replace book (didn't technically steal it) and put it back on the top of the stack.
Now, I was unusually sloppy (unwrapping and stuffing wrapper where they're sure to find it and then replacing an obviously unwrapped textbook on TOP of a bunch of wrapped ones). It was hot as fuck, I felt like I was going to pass out and I'd been running on very little sleep.
I got nervous about my sloppiness and went back in hopes I could remedy the situation by tucking the textbook under wrapped books, and taking the wrapper with me bc I don't think it had an RFID. There was a lady preventing me from getting in (apparently students aren't even supposed to be back where the textbook shelves are - I got back there the first time because I didn't know that and there wasn't anyone to stop me) and she asked what book I needed her to grab. I mumbled something about not knowing, and being unable to check because my internet wasn't working and got tf out of there.
Do you think they'll go back and check cameras?
What might happen if they do, and somehow figure out it was me? I didn't technically steal the book, but I did unwrap it and take a picture of the access code. I haven't used the code yet.
Does anyone know if they can find out who used a textbook access code?