A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing a $50 fan.

45-year-old Patricia Buffington pleaded guilty to stealing. Because she had previous related offenses, she got prison time.

Buffington admitted to taking the floor fan from a store in Bowling Green after buying a soda pop on July 25.

Records show the defendant had four stealing-related offenses from Iowa in 2009 and 2010.

Michael Rose