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Thousands Donated to Help Woman Charged with Stealing Change from Fountain

In order to buy food

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More than $14,000 has been donated online to help a U.S. woman who said she stole change from a courthouse fountain to buy food and was charged with petty theft.

Police allege Deirdre Romine took $2.87 from a fountain at the Logan County Courthouse in Ohio this month. Romine has said she didn't think the money belonged to anyone and she was jobless and trying to feed herself and her cats.

Police Chief Brandon Standley says Romine lied when an officer questioned her and found the change. He says that's why the officer determined a citation was merited.

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