Two Yates County women are accused of stealing a donation container for a young child's cancer benefit that was full of money from the Penn Yan Byrne Dairy store on Christmas Eve.
Penn Yan Police allege 21 year old Tasha Morehouse of Dundee and 20 year old Nichole Homkes of Penn Yan used the stolen money to purchase heroin. Both were charged with petit larceny and conspiracy. Homkes was also charged with making a false punishable statement.
Both are scheduled to appear in village court Monday.