- A woman in Texas received a nasty shock while trying to update her married name and discovered that she was a criminal.
- “The first thing she told me was felony embezzlement, so, I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” McBride said.
- The charging documents stated that McBride: “Did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously embezzle a certain (one) video cassette tape, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, of the value of $58.59.”
Kaleena Fraga from ATI writes:
“A woman in Texas received a nasty shock while trying to update her married name. She was a criminal — for a crime she didn’t even remember committing. In fact, she was guilty of a crime most people of a certain age have probably committed. Twenty years ago, she forgot to return a VHS tape.
Caron McBride, 52, made the discovery during a trip to the DMV. The former Oklahoma resident had moved to Texas and gotten married and needed to update her information.
“I went to change my driver’s license, during this COVID thing you had to make an appointment,” McBride said. “They told me… that I had an issue in Oklahoma.”
McBride was mystified. She called the number that the DMV had provided and was connected to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office. During that conversation, McBride was floored to learn that she was a wanted felon.
“The first thing she told me was felony embezzlement, so, I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” McBride said. Then she learned what “crime” she had committed.
“She told me it was over the VHS tape and I had to make her repeat it because I thought, this is insane. This girl is kidding me, right? She wasn’t kidding.”
In 1999, someone had rented a copy of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in McBride’s name from an Oklahoma video store called Movie Place. When no one returned the VHS cassette, charges were filed…”
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