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Woman accused of faking breast cancer turns down plea deal

 Woman accused of faking breast cancer turns down plea deal

The woman accused of faking cancer had to make a life changing decision Tuesday. Plead guilty and get one to five years in jail or go to trial and risk up to 20 years in prison.

Melissa Jones is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from people who gave her money thinking she had cancer. Jones always maintained her innocence and so Tuesday she turned down the plea and will go to trial.

The biggest charges Melissa Jones faces are the six grand larceny charges. That’s one charge for every fundraiser that collected money for her. The Ontario County District Attorney’s Office says Jones faked having cancer as a way to get the money.

In court Tuesday were a dozen of Jones’s old neighbors who said they gave her money. They told News10NBC they feel like Melissa Jones took advantage of them.

Two men charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, unlawful imprisonment

Two men are facing charges after police say they provided alcohol and marijuana at an under-aged party.

State Police arrested 22-year-old Dylan Kratz on charges of unlawful imprisonment and unlawfully dealing with a child. In August, 21-year-old Joshua Conversi of Honeoye was arrested on the same charges.

Investigators say Conversi and Kratz provided alcohol and marijuana at a party and after the party, the two took a 16-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl to Conversi’s apartment where they spent the night. State Police say it is illegal to take a child less than 16 years old without the parent or guardian’s permission.

Both are due in Naples Town Court at a later date.

Police: LongHorn Steakhouse bartender pocketed $800 in fraudulent tips

A bartender at LongHorn Steakhouse in Victor is facing charges after State Police say he pocketed $800 that didn't belong to him.

Investigators say 35-year-old David Ramos of Victor made fraudulent transactions using the cash register and added inflated gratuity to the fake check. According to police, Ramos stole the cash at the end of his shift as the transactions appeared to be excess tips.

Police say over a six-month period, Ramos stole $800. He is charged with falsifying business records and petit larceny.

State Police say Ramos was arrested for the same crimes while employed as the manager at Bellini’s restaurant in Victor.

Ramos is due in court on October 25.

Victor man charged with DWI

A 53-year-old Victor man has been arrested for driving drunk.

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies say David Young was observed driving over the sidewalk and then over the curb and grassy area at the Denny’s parking lot from County Road 42 in Victor.

He was issued citations and will is due in court at a later date.

Ontario Co. woman accused of violating social host law

An Ontario County woman is under arrest after Sheriff's Deputies say she hosted an underage drinking party at her home.

Deputies say 39-year-old Jessica Evans is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and violating the social host law.

According to investigators, about 30 teens, ranging from 14 to 18 years old, were at her home on Saturday, October 13th. They say many of the kids drank alcoholic beverages while in her presence.

Evans was ordered to appear in Gorham Town Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Police: Canandaigua man breaks into house, strikes man in the face

A Canandaigua man was charged Oct. 20 after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s house and striking her new boyfriend in the face, said Ontario County sheriff’s deputies.

Matthew L. Manaco, 28, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, police said.

During the alleged incident, property inside the residence was damaged, deputies said.

He was sent to the Ontario County Jail on $5,000 cash bail and $10,000 insurance bond.

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Court hearing for woman accused of faking cancer adjourned

Court hearing for woman accused of faking cancer adjourned

News10NBC has new information on Melissa Jones, the Canandaigua mother accused of faking breast cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations.

Friday was supposed to be the deadline for Jones to either accept or deny a plea deal.

News10NBC was in Ontario County Court Friday and that's when we learned the hearing for Jones has been adjourned until next Tuesday. If she pleads guilty, she could serve one to five years in prison.

If she's convicted at trial, she faces 10 to 20 years.

Earlier this month Jones released a statement saying she believed she had cancer and now realizes the diagnosis was wrong.

Her trial is set for January.