LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman was allegedly so desperate to heat her home last month that she turned to theft.

According to an arrest report, 30-year-old Ashley McNeiland told a Louisville Metro Police detective that she and an accomplice stole bags of salt in order to be able to purchase kerosene to heat her home.

The alleged incident took place on Jan. 25.

McNeiland was arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

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