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Butterfly bandit pleads guilty, banned from Krohn Conservatory

Posted: 12:15 PM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 16:15:45Z

CINCINNATI -- The woman who stole a butterfly last month is banned from the Krohn Conservatory and was ordered to take critical thinking classes, according to court documents. 

Jamie Revis, 36, of Springfield Township, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for stealing a blue morpho butterfly from the conservatory‚Äôs  butterfly show on April 15. 

A judge ordered Revis to pay a fine of $100 or participate in community service. 

Revis, who goes by the name Brynne, previously told a reporter via text about her art and what inspires it. She didn't go into detail about her court case.

"I'm always inspired! Creating comes naturally to me and it's accompanied by a desire to leave my mark on the world, to form something beautiful before my time is up," Revis wrote. "Whether it's planting a garden, writing, making art, planting trees, saying something kind and uplifting, I feel a need to create beauty and leave the world a piece of my heart behind.

"I love butterflies and moths! They captivate me. I'm forever amazed at how they appear so fragile and delicate yet are fully capable of migrating across continents! How extraordinary is that!? Their strength is remarkable and their beauty even more so."

Springfield Township police previously told WCPO that Revis had multiple butterflies in her home when they arrested her on April 27. They said she admitted to taking four butterflies from the conservatory.