Tri-county blotter

Man faces more child porn charges

HAGAMAN — A Hagaman man and volunteer basketball coach for a girls basketball team arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography had two additional charges lodged against him.

John D. Salisbury, 46, was originally charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, endangering the welfare of a child, promoting a sexual performance by a child younger than 17 and possessing a sexual performance by a child. An additional charge of second-degree unlawful surveillance and endangering a welfare of a child was filed against Salisbury Thursday.

Salisbury is still in Montgomery County Jail under $25,000 cash bail.

Welfare fraud charged Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — Michelle L. Jessop, 47, of 23 Hoosac St., was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators Tuesday with felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said she charged at 12:05 p.m. at her residence following a welfare fraud complaint in the city. She allegedly offered a false instrument to the county Department of Social Services to obtain $2,371 in welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Jessop will appear later in City Court.

Man faces welfare fraud charges

JOHNSTOWN — Donald R. Mureness Jr., 53, of 55 Fourth Ave, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators Dec. 15 on felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument, fourth-degree welfare fraud, and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Investigators said he was arrested by the sheriff’s office at 2:30 p.m. Mureness allegedly filed a false document with the county Department of Social Services to obtain $1,167 in welfare benefits he wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

He will appear in City Court at a later date.

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