Seminole Co. woman arrested in decades-old crime

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A Seminole County woman has been charged with a crime dating back to the mid-80s.

In 1985, Corine Cash, a surgical technician at Florida Hospital, was convicted of stealing money from a store she managed and sentenced to pay restitution.

Her sister, Cynthia White, said Corine thought she'd paid it in full more than 27 years ago, but the state issued a warrant in 1987 claiming she had failed to pay.

Corine was leaving an Oveido Target parking lot when a deputy happened to pull up behind her and when the deputy randomly ran her tags, the decades-old warrant popped up.

"Violation of probation warrants have no statute of limitations. They expire when you expire," said WFTV legal analyst Bill Shaeffer.

Corine will be transported to Leon County, where the warrant originated. The case is so old, the State Attorney's office there said they could even find the file.

It's likely a judge will dismiss the case, but Corine will still have to spend several nights in jail before the case is sorted out.

Her sister said the ordeal could have been avoided.

"I just can't believe it. I can't believe…because they could have done something to get in contact with her. It's not like she's been hiding," White said.

Cash was scheduled to go before a judge Friday.