VIDEO: Sacramento TV Anchor and Reporter Accused of Theft Quits Her Job
By Brian Shields
Tue Aug 5th, 2014 4:22pm America/Los_Angeles
SACRAMENTO (KRON) — A Sacramento television news anchor and reporter says he’s quitting her job to focus on defending herself from charges she conspired with her fiancee to steal merchandise from a Coach store in Folsom.
Sabrina Rodriguez, who was a morning anchor and reporter at KTXL-Fox40 announced her resignation in a tweet on Tuesday
I am sad to say I've decided to resign from FOX40 to concentrate on my case and re-establish my good name. Thank you for all the support.
— Sabrina Rodriguez (@SabrinaLunaRod) August 5, 2014
Folsom police say Rodriguez served as a lookout while her fiancee Nick Gray shoplifted more than $2,000 worth of leather wallets.
“As of today I have severed my ties with Nick Gray,” the 31-year-old Rodriguez wrote in a statement to The Sacramento Bee. “I am now focusing on life decisions as I move forward with the support of family, friends, viewers and the community.”
Gray remains in the Sacramento County Jail on unrelated charges involving a fire at the home he and Rodriguez shared in May.
Court documents reveal a long series of correspondence including text messages between Gray and Rodriguez that prosecutors say show they were together involved in plots to commit a series of thefts.
Rodriguez is now free on bond.
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