Norman, OK. – A woman discovered she had a felony embezzlement warrant for not returning a VHS tape rented in 1999.
FOX 25 reported that Caron McBride had a warrant for never returning ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ on VHS tape in 1999 from a movie rental business.
McBride told Fox 25 she first learned about the charges when trying to change her name on her license after getting married in Texas. “The first thing she told me was felony embezzlement, so, I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” McBride said.
“I went to change my driver’s license, during this COVID thing you had to make an appointment, and so, I sent them an email (and) they sent me an email and 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,” McBride said. She said the number was to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office, where she learned about the charges filed against her.
“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,” McBride said to Fox 25.
McBride was charged with felony embezzlement of rented property in March of 2000. She says she doesn’t even remember renting the movie.
“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 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.” McBride claims she has been fired from jobs without reason several times over the years and now blames the warrant.
The movie was rented at ‘Movie Place’ in Norman, which closed in 2008. Recently the court has dismissed the case and ordered it expunged from McBride’s records.
#UPDATE: Caron McBride, who was charged with felony embezzlement for never returning a VHS tape 21 years ago will have her case dismissed & the Cleveland County Court Clerk has been ordered to expunge the indictment. @OKCFOX https://t.co/nDKWRUjCUq
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