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Logan Co. Woman Charged with Theft for Taking Change from Fountain
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (Ken Hines) -- A Logan County woman faces a petty theft charge for taking less than $3 from a courthouse fountain.
Diedre Romine was cited on October 7 after a police officer found her near the fountain with $2.87 in change in her pocket.
Romine said dire circumstances led her to take the money.
"I don't have a job, and I am trying to feed myself, and I am raising four cats, trying to keep them fed."
Members of the Bellefontaine community have raised more than $5000 to benefit Romine since news of the citation went public.
"I really thank you," she said. "All I can do is thank you."
Romine is scheduled to appear in court in connection with the citation in November.