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Northville woman gets jail time

January 7, 2014
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A Northville woman charged last year for illegally receiving more than $9,000 in unemployment benefits was sentenced Friday in Fulton County Court to 60 days in the county jail.

Patricia J. Morse, 52, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye as part of a plea arrangement. She received 60 days in the county jail, five years probation and restitution.

She pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to one count of third-degree grand larceny. She was arrested in January 2013.

Morse was charged by state police for receiving more than $9,000 in unemployment benefits she was not entitled to. She had been charged with first-degree falsifying business records and third-degree grand larceny.

Troopers said she collected about $9,213 in unemployment benefits by causing false entries to be made in official business records at the state Department of Labor.

In other County Court action Friday:

David S. Livingstone, 51, of Johnstown was sentenced by Hoye to five years probation and restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

State police said Livingstone was arrested Sept. 6 for receiving unemployment insurance money while he was employed. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, both felonies.

Troopers said Livingstone received $7,680 from unemployment insurance between May 16, 2011 and Oct. 2, 2011.

While Livingstone indicated he was unemployed at that time, troopers said he was actually employed in Burlington, Vt.

Omar B. VanNess, 34, of 6 Fifth St., Gloversville, was sentenced by Hoye to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison, and restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on his Nov. 1 guilty plea to one count of third-degree burglary.

VanNess was arrested Aug. 17.

Jeremy T. Stanton, 27, of 112 Washington St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty before Hoye to one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive 1 1/2 to three years in state prison.

Stanton was arrested Aug. 7.

 
 

 

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