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A hungry woman arrested for stealing $2.87 from a public fountain

A hungry woman arrested for stealing $2.87 from a public fountain

I can only imagine how hunger and despair may have driven this woman to do something she probably ordinarily would not do, but it's a matter of self-preservation.

A struggling Ohio woman has been dragged into court and charged with petty theft after she was caught allegedly stealing $2.87 in change from a fountain. A police officer saw the woman pocketing the coins at the Logan County Courthouse fountain and approached her. She said she told him that she was unemployed and needed the money to feed herself and her cats. That wasn't quite good enough for the city of Bellefontaine, which lays claim to the money that was in the courthouse fountain. The city itself was listed as the victim in the police report. Romine pleaded not guilty this week but will have to return to court in November. Fortunately, some good person set up a website to help her, and so far it has currently raised more than $4,000. Bless that person.