SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A judge has sentenced former FOX40 reporter Sabrina Rodriguez to jail time and to pay restitution after she pleaded no contest to a grand theft charge, but will likely not spend any time behind bars.
Rodriguez was in court Friday morning to enter her plea on a single charge of misdemeanor grand theft.
The plea means Rodriguez is facing 60 days in jail, three years of probation and will have to pay $2,484 in restitution to the Folsom Coach store. Rodriguez is expected to surrender to authorities on March 5 to serve her time in jail. She must also give community service speeches as part of her probation.
Rodriguez’ attorney says that the sheriff could decide that she will only need to wear an ankle bracelet for 30 days in lieu of jail time. The plea deal means that Rodriguez will likely not have to serve time in jail, her attorney notes.
Rodriguez, who was a morning anchor on FOX40, surrendered to officials on July 31 for grand theft, burglary and conspiracy charges. She later resigned from her position at FOX40.
According to court documents, Rodriguez drove 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.
Rodriguez later announced that she broken off her relationship with Gray.
Gray was also in court Friday.