LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Mount Morris man pled guilty at arraignment to two felonies Thursday morning for stealing a rifle from his roomate and later breaking into the office of the restaurant in Geneseo where he worked to steal what he called ‘his fair share’ of tips.
Jason Scott, 35, pled guilty to felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree for stealing a .22 Savage rifle from his roomate in Mount Morris and felony Burglary in the Third Degree for breaking into the manager’s office to steal tips.
“I don’t want to waste any more time,” said Scott. “I took $16.50. It was my fair share of tips. At that point in time no I did not [have permission to be inside the building].”
The DA’s Office estimates that the amount stolen was about $200.
New York State Police arrested Scott for stealing the firearm on Dec. 3. He then sold it behind the restaurant where he worked for $60.
Geneseo Police arrested Scott on Feb. 1 for stealing the tips.
Livingston County Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill said that the DA’s Office will recommend a sentence of 2 to 4 years in state prison for each count, to run concurrently, or at the same time.
He will return to Livingston County Court at a later date for sentencing.