Anchorwoman charged in alleged shoplifting scheme

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FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — An Emmy award-winning television news anchor in Sacramento is facing grand theft charges in connection with the alleged shoplifting of $2,500 worth of Coach wallets.

Television station KCRA reports that Sabrina Rodriguez, a reporter and anchor at Fox 40 News in Sacramento, turned herself into Folsom police on Thursday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

KCRA says the warrant alleges that Rodriguez helped an accomplice steal the wallets from an outlet store in Folsom last year.

KTXL, Fox 40 News’ parent station, said in a short story posted on its web site Friday that Rodriguez maintains she is innocent and has taken a voluntary leave from her job.

The Sacramento Bee says Rodriguez has worked at Fox 40 News since 2011 and was promoted to early morning anchor last year.

 

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