BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food.

WBNS-TV in Columbus reports the woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday. A police report alleges she stole the change Oct. 7 from the Logan County Courthouse fountain in Bellefontaine. The woman says she has no job, is on the verge of losing her apartment and was trying to feed herself and her four cats.



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