Bonnie S. Gibble, 63, of Genesee, reported to an advocate/mandated reporter at A Way Out, as well as to PSP-Coudersport troopers, that a three-year-old child had been thrown at her son by the child’s mother, court documents state.
According to court documents, Gibble’s son advised police that the child was not thrown or injured in any way and Gibble herself later admitted that the child was not actually thrown.
Gibble was charged on Feb. 5 with one with misdemeanor count of False Reports of Child Abuse and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 19 before Magisterial District Judge Annette Easton.
Dustin R. Erskine, 31, of Emporium, entered into an agreement in July with a local man to perform home improvements for the accuser and was given $5,175 as a down payment for $10,350 of work, court documents state.
According to court documents, the accuser wanted his home painted prior to the winter months, to which Erskine started, but never finished as agreed. The accuser told police that Erskine was approached several times over five months but gave multiple excuses without completing the work agreed upon.
The investigating officer spoke to Erskine multiple times to resolve the issue, but reported he was “given the run around by a lot of false promises for payment to the (accuser.)” The accuser requested Erskine repay $4,500 and keep $600 for the work that was already done, however Erskine refused to comply.
Erskine was charged on Jan. 31 with felony counts of theft by deception and making false statements to induce an agreement for home improvements. MDJ Easton set bail at $5,000 unsecured during a preliminary arraignment on Feb. 6 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 25.
Deanna Jones, 43, of Coudersport, stole $1,200 from the Potter County Domestic Relations Office account at JVB Bank, court documents indicate.
According to court documents, Jones was in charge of the money deposited for PCDRO. Documents state that PCDRO reported $440 in funds were shown as missing on Dec. 4, $222 on Dec. 5 and $600 on Dec. 9.
A search warrant for Jones’ personal bank account determined Jones deposited $650 cash into that account on Dec. 5 and $550 cash on Dec. 9. The white deposit slips and yellow carbon-copied receipts for the JVB account reflected different deposit amounts, both of which were completed in Jones’ handwriting, court documents indicate. The PCDRO director reportedly approached Jones about the missing funds and advised Jones that the police would need to be notified of the theft, to which Jones responded by crying and admitting that on Dec. 4, Dec. 5 and Dec. 9 she had written out all three deposit slips, but denied any wrongdoing.
Jones was charged on Jan. 13 with six misdemeanor counts of theft and three misdemeanor counts receiving stolen property, court documents indicate. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before MDJ Easton tomorrow.