4 arraigned in county court for grand larceny

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 August 2016 at 5:18 pm

ALBION – Four people were arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday for allegedly using a stolen Visa debit card and racking up $6,500 in charges.

The four defendants all live in Medina and were arraigned on third-degree grand larceny. They entered not guilty pleas.

Ebony Shine, 30, of Church Street faces the additional charge of fourth-degree grand larceny. She allegedly took the Visa card that she used along with Laquisha Bloom, 30, of West Avenue; Chastity Chinn, 23, of Church Street; and Clinton Byrd, 41, of Starr Street.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch released the three women on their own recognizance but set bail at $10,000 for Byrd, who has two prior felonies, as well as probation and parole revocations.

The four are to next appear in court on Aug. 29 for their initial conference.

In others cases:

Frederick C. Videan, 54, is soon to be released from state prison after serving nearly 8 years. Videan was convicted of first-degree rape in 2008. He is currently an inmate at the Collins Correctional Facility. He was given a 10-year sentence in prison after he allegedly had sexual relations with a young girl over several years, beginning when the girl was younger than age 10, Judge James Punch said in Court on Tuesday. He assessed Videan as a Level 2 Sex Offender. Videan is scheduled to be given a conditional release on Sept. 27.

• A Niagara Falls man declined a plea offer with an Albion burglary last Aug. 18. Kenneth O. Bess was allegedly part of a burglary with other people. Two have pleaded guilty and one was found not guilty at a trial. Punch set Oct. 26 as the start of the trial against Bess.


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