5 face variety of charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Five people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are:

• Amanda M. Barnes, 26, P.O. Box 92, Blossburg, faces charges of burglary, forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking following an incident in which she was employed as a home care professional and allegedly went into a victim’s home on a day she was not scheduled to work, then took checks and $200 cash, according to Wellsboro police. She then allegedly tried to cash the checks for the sum of $2,000, according to court documents. She was issued a summons to appear at a Jan. 16 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Wesley Brent Watkins, 58, 250 Mountain Ave., Troy, faces charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in which he allegedly was trying to grow marijuana, according to state police. He was issued a summons to appear at a Jan. 17 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.

• Steven Todd Holley, 51, 113 Morris Run Road, Blossburg, faces charges of bad checks following an incident in which Tioga County Tax Claim attempted numerous times to contact him for $346 in unpaid taxes and fees due to a bounced check, according to Wellsboro police. He was issued a summons to appear at a Jan. 16 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.

• Bonnie Louise Ellison, 61, 42 Pond Lane, Wellsboro, faces charges of receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking following an incident with Walmart loss prevention regarding $1,200 missing from multiple registers that Ellison was allegedly working at during video surveillance, according to state police. She was issued a summons to appear at a Jan. 4 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.

• Michelle Jae Burzak, 42, 66 West Ave., Wellsboro, faces charges of retail theft following an incident in which Walmart Loss Prevention found Burzak allegedly trying to purchase items with “tampered barcodes,” according to state police. Burzak allegedly took barcodes of items labeled cheaper and put them on more expensive items before attempting to self check-out, according to court documents. She was issued a summons to appear at a Jan. 31 preliminary hearing before District Judge James E. Carlson.5 face variety of charges in Tioga County