A Cherry Valley woman has been accused by several out-of-state models and actors of charging them for promotional and publicity services she never provided.
Victoria Pressly, 53, was was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheme to defraud, according to a media release from the office of Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.
Pressley was arraigned by Otsego County Judge Brian Burns on Friday, Aug. 30, and released on her own recognizance. According to the release, Pressly received payment for services that were never rendered. Most of the people contacting her — male and female models and actors — were from California or New York City, Muehl said.
The advertised services included publicity and promotional services, such as contracts, red carpet events, interviews and photo shoots, Muehl said to The Daily Star on Tuesday. Muehl declined to give the number of people complaining against Pressly, but said it was "several." He said one complainant paid Pressly around $4,500.
Pressly has pleaded non-guilty. The next step will be a pre-trial conference with the date to be determined, Muehl said. Anyone that may have been a victim of Pressly should contact Muehl's office at 607-547-4249.
Shweta Karikehalli, staff writer, can be reached at email@example.com or 607-441-7221. Follow her @DS_ShwetaK on Twitter.