One of the two Penn Yan residents arrested in connection with two area churches being broken into and vandalized earlier this summer has pleaded guilty to two two felony counts of burglary.
Tiffani Hand’s guilty plea in Yates County Court came with the provision that she would cooperate with the district attorney’s office in the case against her alleged accomplice, 28 year old Michael Badamy. The pair is accused of breaking into the Penn Yan United Methodist Church Memorial Building and damaging windows, doors, antique furniture, and cabinets. They are then accused of breaking into a church on Flat Street in the town of Benton and causing more than 4-THOUSAND dollars in damage. Hand is scheduled to be sentenced December 4th.
Badamy has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both felonies, petty larceny, criminal trespass and five counts of criminal mischief by village police. Due to his previous convictions, Badamy was sent to Yates County Jail without bail.