A Sabrina the Teenage Witch fan is in deep trouble years later.
Caron McBride, who resides in Texas, rented a tape of the movie 21 years ago in Oklahoma, and is now facing a prison sentence and up to a $1,000 fine for the felony, ABC 7 Chicago reported Sunday (April 25).
“The first thing she told me was felony embezzlement, so, I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” she explained of a call from the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office in an interview.
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“I had lived with a young man, this was over 20 years ago. He had two kids — daughters that were 8, 10 or 11 years old, and I’m thinking he went and got it and didn’t take it back or something. I don’t know, I have never watched that show in my entire life, just not my cup of tea.”
She was charged with felony embezzlement of rented property in March of 2000 from Movie Place in Norman, Oklahoma, but didn’t know about the charges until recently when she was trying to change her name on her license after getting married.
“They told me that I had an issue in Oklahoma and this was the reference number, for me to call this number and I did. Meanwhile, I’m a wanted felon for a VHS tape.”
The Movie Place location closed in 2008.
“I mean, I didn’t try to deceive anyone over Samantha (Sabrina) the Teenage Witch. I swear,” she continued.
She added over the last 20 years, she’s been let go from several jobs without being given a reason.
“This is why. Because when they ran my criminal background check, all they’re seeing is those two words: felony embezzlement.”
The DA’s office said it decided to dismiss the case, but according to Ed Blau with Blau Law Firm, she will still need to have the case expunged to clear her record.