Pittsfield woman sentenced to DOC for stealing iguana, aquarium tank

Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 9:58 am Updated: Aug. 6, 2014 11:15 am

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A 26 year-old Pittsfield woman has been sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections for stealing an iguana and aquarium tank last year from a Pittsfield business.

Sasha A. Smith was sentenced in Pike County Circuit Court by Judge Frank McCartney on July 15.

"Smith's criminal history is such that a DOC term was the only appropriate recommendation from my office. Apparently the court agreed, " Pike County State's Attorney Matt Goetten said in a release.

Smith was charged with Class 4 felony theft for her involvement in the theft from the Reel's Net and Twine in Pittsfield on Sept. 5, 2013. The items had a value of less than $500.