LEICESTER – A local woman was arrested on several charges including two felonies as part of three separate investigations by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, including a burglary, giving drugs and alcohol to minors, and fraudulently using a credit card to buy cell phone minutes.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jennifer Purdy, 31, is charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony, Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, an A misdemeanor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, an A misdemeanor, and Theft of Services, an E felony, following investigations by the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services.
One investigation alleges that Purdy had been providing alcohol to local minors. It was determined that drugs and alcohol were also being used in Purdy’s home with her young children present in the house.
A separate investigation revealed that Purdy had also used a credit card that did not belong to her in order to place more minutes on her cell phone. The credit card was used without the owner’s permission.
Purdy was also a suspect in a burglary that occurred in May of 2014 on New Road in the Town of Leicester and during prior investigations more information was developed resulting in the charge of Burglary and Petit Larceny.
Purdy was arrested by Deputy Rebecca Kane on the charges of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Theft of Services. Purdy was arraigned in Leicester Town Court where she was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.
Purdy was also arrested by Sheriff’s Investigator Gene Chichester on the charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, as well as Petit Larceny. Purdy was arraigned in York Town Court were she was remanded to the custody of Sheriff on $5,000 cash and $10,000 bond. Purdy is being held in the Livingston County Jail on the charges.
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