A woman in Texas just found out she had an outstanding felony charge from more than 20 years ago . . . over a VHS tape that she never returned. The video store went out of business in 2008, and the county has decided to drop the charges.
There’s a 52-year-old woman named Caron McBride, and she just got married in Texas. But when she went to try to change her last name, there was a problem . . . she had an outstanding FELONY charge back in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma.
She looked into it, and the felony embezzlement charge comes from 1999, when she rented a VHS tape of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” from a video store and never returned it. The charges were filed in March of 2000.
She says she has no memory of renting it. Quote, “I had lived with a young man, he had two kids . . . 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.”
So obviously, she has no idea where the tape is . . . and even if she did, it wouldn’t help. The video store she rented it from went out of business in 2008.
Even so, technically, the county still could’ve decided to prosecute her, but they just announced they’re dropping the charges. Now she’s going to try to get it expunged.
She says she’s been let go from a lot of jobs for no reason and this explains it, quote, “Because when they ran my criminal background check, they’re seeing those two words: felony embezzlement.”