Vazquez shoplifting

Martha Vazquez


Former KVOA anchor Martha Vazquez entered into what’s called a “diversion plea” in connection with a shoplifting charge from a February incident, a city prosecutor said. Monday.

If Vazquez pays a $180 fee and attends a 7.5 hour counseling session by Aug. 15, the charge will be dismissed, Tucson City Prosecutor Baird Greene said.

Vazquez entered the plea Monday afternoon before Tucson City Magistrate Jeffrey Klotz, Greene said. “It’s the standard plea for someone in her situation,” Greene said.

Vazquez resigned from the TV station Feb. 13 after she was cited for shoplifting. A store loss prevention officer told police he saw her stealing a $30 pair of earrings and a $338 jacket from Dillard's at Tucson Mall.