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KVOA Anchor Busted for Shoplifting Enters Plea Deal

Longtime KVOA anchor Martha Vazquez, who resigned from the Tucson NBC-affiliate in February after getting busted for stealing clothes and jewelry at a local mall, has entered into a plea deal in her shoplifting case.

On Monday, Vazquez entered into a “diversion plea,” which will allow her to have the shoplifting charge dropped if she pays a $180 fee and attends 7.5 hours of counseling, reports the Arizona Daily Star.

“It’s the standard plea for someone in her situation,” Tucson City Prosecutor Baird Greene told the Daily Star.

Vazquez, who had been with KVOA since the 80s, has until August 15th to pay the fee and attend counseling.

Vazquez resigned from KVOA on February 13th after being cited for shoplifting at a Tucson Dillard’s.  Her haul included a $30 pair of earrings and a $338 jacket.  Surveillance video of the incident can be viewed here.

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