FOX40 Anchor Resigns, Vows To Fight Theft Charges
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Citing her drive to clear her name after being arrested on grand theft charges, FOX40 morning anchor Sabrina Rodriguez tweeted Tuesday morning that she will be resigning from the station.
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 (@SabrinaRFOX40) August 05, 2014
In a Facebook post on her personality page, Rodriguez wrote an expanded note:
“I am heartbroken to say, I have decided to resign my position at FOX40. Given the recent media attention I feel it was the best decision to make.
The past three years at FOX40 have been absolutely wonderful. From management to my colleagues in the newsroom and other departments, everyone is talented and kind. It’s been a blessing to work and learn from all of you.
To the viewers, thank you for your incredible love and support. It’s overwhelming.
Resigning was not an easy decision to make, but it’s one that will allow me to focus on my case and work to reestablish my good name.”
Rodriguez turned herself in to authorities on Thursday and is facing grand theft, burglary and conspiracy charges.
According to court documents, Rodriguez drove her fiancé Nicholas Gray to San Francisco to help sell stolen goods. Included in the court documents are alleged texts between the couple that reveal a theft conspiracy.
Tuesday afternoon, Rodriguez issued a statement, noting that she has broken off her relationship with Gray.
“As of today I have severed my ties with Nick Gray. I am now focusing on life decisions as I move forward with the support of family, friends, viewers and the community,” Rodriguez wrote.
Her attorney has told CBS13 he’s going to work hard to restore her good name and reputation and believes she is innocent.