On Wednesday, Deidre Romine pleaded not guilty to petty theft charges, WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio, reported.
Romine is accused of stealing $2.87 out of the Logan County Courthouse fountain on Oct. 7, a police report of the incident states.
Romine told police that she took the money out of the fountain to buy food.
"The money didn't belong to anybody so I just took it out of there." Romine said. "I'm trying to feed myself and I've got four cats I'm raising and I'm trying to feed them."
Romine said she is worried about what could happen if she loses the case.
"I might go to jail," she said.
The city of Bellefontaine is listed as a victim in the case.
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