Sidney woman who stole collector dolls gets drug court probation

Sidney woman who stole collector dolls gets drug court probation

URBANA — A Sidney woman who pawned collector Barbie dolls to feed her drug habit has been sentenced to drug court probation.

Champaign County Judge Harry Clem on Wednesday sentenced Andrea Haas, 30, to four years of probation for theft over $10,000.

Haas pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to that charge, admitting that around the end of August she stole items, including collector Barbie dolls, from a 56-year-old Urbana man who had allowed her to stay at his home on Pennsylvania Avenue in Urbana.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said Urbana police were told by the owner that four collector Barbies, manufactured in 1953 and in their original boxes, had been stolen, as well as jewelry and cash. The owner reported about $20,000 worth of items had been taken from his home.

Larson said police learned that some of the stolen dolls had been pawned and resold. He was unable to say the exact value of the dolls.

Larson said Haas admitted that she has a heroin addiction. Under the terms of her probation, she'll be in the rigorous drug court program for at least a year.

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