A 31-year-old woman who burgled a Delacombe home armed with a knife has been sentenced to jail.
Chloe Kakoschke was handed a three year and four month jail term at the County Court in Ballarat on Wednesday.
She must serve two-and-a-half months before being eligible for parole, although the court declared she has served 367 days in pre-sentence detention.
In sentencing the Ballarat woman, Judge Frank Saccardo said Kakoschke was one of four people who forced their way into the house on February 12, 2018.
He said Kakoschke and another person were armed with a knife during the incident, which involved a "serious threat to violence".
He said the female victim had tried to secure the front door but the group forced it open and entered her home.
A number of items, including two electric guitars, a coin collection, methadone and lady's purse containing cash were allegedly stolen.
"Members of the public are entitled to feel safe inside their houses," Judge Saccardo said.
He said Kakoschke was on bail at the time of the offence and she had a long history involving dishonesty crimes which dated back to 2005.
Judge Saccardo said Kakoschke experienced a dysfunctional childhood but she did have some prospects of rehabilitation.
Kakoschke pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, theft and committing an indictable offence while on bail.
But the judge said he was not satisfied the plea was a true indicator of remorse because of the conflicting stories Kakoschke had given authorities.
If she did not guilty, Judge Saccardo said she would have received fours years and four months in jail, with a non-parole period of three years and four months.