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Prosecuted over pennies
A hungry woman is charged with theft for stealing coins from a fountain — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
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n Ohio woman was charged with petty theft after she allegedly stole less than $3 in coins from a public fountain. Deidre Romaine said she grabbed the coins out of desperation because she is unemployed and needs to buy food. "I'm trying to feed myself," she said. "I might go to jail."

Samantha Rollins is TheWeek.com's news editor. She has previously worked for The New York Times and TIME and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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