14/08/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Fox News Anchor Arrested For Shoplifting From Coach Store

Sabrina Rodriguez, a former Fox 40 News anchor in Sacramento, California, has been recognised as the woman who stole $2,500 (that's a hefty £1,485) worth of goods from a Coach store.


When your job involves breaking news on television, stealing - and expecting to get away with it - isn't too clever.

Staff at Rodriguez's nearest Coach store spotted her during a newscast and immediately recogised her as the person who shoplifted a number of wallets a year earlier.

According to reports, police confirmed Rodriguez and an accomplice stole 10 wallets worth $2,500 from the Folsom store.

KVOR-TV reported that after she was released on a $10,000 bail, Rodriguez was also prosecuted on charges including grand theft, burglary and conspiracy.

In their statement, KTXL-TV said Rodriguez maintained she was innocent of the charges and was granted a voluntary leave of absence from the station.

Probably for the best - this kind of reputation is not ideal when it's your job to be on camera.

The story gets worse, though. Rodriguez's fiancé Nicholas Gray was arrested on unrelated arson and drug charges, the local CBS affiliate reports.

They weren't exactly partners in crime but these charges are really not good for the couple's career prospects. Let's just hope they've learned their lesson.


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