Woman Charged for Failing to Return VHS Tape 20 Years Ago

Woman Charged for Failing to Return VHS Tape 20 Years Ago

(HorizonPost.com) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, a Texas woman received quite a shock when the DMV told her she had an issue in Oklahoma that she needed to resolve. When Caron McBride called a number she was given, she was shocked to learn she was a criminal. The crime she was accused of committing was just as flabbergasting.

According to McBride, Oklahoma authorities charged her with a felony in 2000 after she allegedly failed to return a copy of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” to a video store named Movie Place. The store claimed she’d rented the movie in 1999. When she reportedly didn’t return it, the store reported her to the police. Court documents allege: she “did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously embezzle a certain (one) video cassette tape, sabrina the teenage witch [sic], of the value of $58.59.”

McBride told reporters she doesn’t even remember renting the movie. “I have never watched that show in my entire life, just not my cup of tea,” McBride said. “Meanwhile, I’m a wanted felon for a VHS tape.” In 1999, she lived with a roommate who had two daughters, she explained. She thinks he may have rented the movie for his children. McBride said she’d been fired from various jobs over the years for no reason, and now, she thinks it was because she’s had a charge of felony embezzlement on her record for two decades.

Luckily for her, the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office said it would dismiss the charges.

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