Woman sentenced for headstone scam
SOMERSET – A Meyersdale woman has been sentenced to 89 days she’s already spent in jail for falsely soliciting donations to buy a headstone for a murder victim.
Faith Ann Robertson, 19, was sentenced Tuesday to 89 days to 12 months in jail, then immediately paroled after being given credit for time served since her arrest, The (Somerset) Daily American reported.
Meyersdale police said two residents donated $25 when Robertson showed up at their door last December seeking the money in memory of Justine Jackson.
Three more people told police they refused donation requests from Robertson.
Police said she wasn’t authorized by anyone to collect the money.
Jonathan Beal, 24, of Meyersdale, is serving 10 to 24 years for killing Jackson in November 2012.
Memorial auxiliary to hold tree lighting
The auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center will present its “Share the Light” tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday in the atrium of Memorial Medical Center, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown.
The ceremony commemorates the gold and silver angels hung on two trees outside the Crossroads Café on the medical center’s third floor in memory of or in honor of loved ones.
The donation is $5 or more for a gold angel in remembrance of a loved one or a silver angel in honor of a loved one.
Proceeds from the project will go into a patient care initiative fund that will be distributed to various hospital departments on an as-needed basis.
There will be music before the ceremony from 5:30 to 6.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
Woman sentenced for headstone scam
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