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KVOA Anchor Busted Trying to Steal $338 Hoodie

New details have emerged in the alleged shoplifting incident that led to KVOA anchor Martha Vazquez‘s resignation this week after 26 years with the station.

According to a police report, posted by Tucson Weekly, Vazquez was cited for stealing a hoodie and a pair of earrings from a Dillard’s department store.

A Dillard’s security officer observed the longtime Tucson anchor try on a $338 Eileen Fisher hoodie near a clothing rack and then conceal it inside of a sweater she had been wearing. She then purchased shoes and a few other items and attempted to leave the store without paying for the hoodie, at which point she was detained by security.

When a security officer searched Vazquez, he found a $30 pair of Kenneth Cole earrings. Asked if she had intended to steal the hoodie and the earrings, Vazquez responded, “Not at first, but I did and I have no excuses for it.”

She also told police she could have paid for the items with a credit card but decided not to.

A Tucson police officer was called to the scene and Vazquez was given a shoplifting citation and released. She is expected to be arraigned on February 22nd. She faces one misdemeanor count of shoplifting.

Here’s the 2-page police report…

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