A woman is facing felony embezzlement charges after forgetting to return a VHS tape of Sabrina the Teenage Witch more than 20 years ago.
Caron McBride, who is from Norman, Oklahoma reportedly rented the tape back in 1999 from Movie Place, a local video rental store that has since closed down.
However, as this occurred 22 years ago McBride now has zero recollection of this ever happening.
Regardless of whether she remembers this or not McBride is now facing charges after being accused of ‘feloniously embezzled’ the tape.
This all transpired after McBride after attempting to change her name on her driving licence after she had gotten married in Texas.
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Speaking to Fox25 she 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.”
The number was for the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office who informed McBride that there were charges out for her in Oklahoma but at first, she didn’t believe what she was being told.
“She told me it was over the VHS tape and I had to make her repeat it because I thought, this is insane,” McBride said. “This girl is kidding me, right? She wasn’t kidding.”
Online documents show that McBride was charged with felony embezzlement in March 2000. She believes that the tape was actual ranted by a man who she used to live with who had two young daughters as she has never seen the show in her entire life.
“I mean, I didn’t try to deceive anyone over Samantha (Sabrina) the Teenage Witch. I swear,” McBride adds.
She has since realised that this might be the reason why she has been let go from several jobs over the years as she had a criminal record that would have been flagged with employers who ran a criminal background check.
Even though the business that the tape belonged to has since closed down, police could still prosecute McBride and a warrant was filed against her. That being said, common sense prevailed and the DA’s office has since decided to drop the case against McBride and will work to get her record cleared moving forward.
Let this be a lesson to anyone who didn’t return a VHS tape to Blockbusters in the 90s...