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Yates man charged for falsely reporting active shooter, other emergencies and fraud

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A local man faces an array of charges after a lengthy investigation into an active shooter threat at a hotel in Penn Yan, as well as other falsely reported emergencies in Yates County.

Cameron Manley, 21, of Jerusalem, faces multiple charges after allegedly reporting false emergencies to police and submitting fraudulent debt collection invoices. Police said Manley used a personal safety app on December 3 to falsely report an active shooter at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan and an armed burglary in progress.


Manley is also accused of impersonating a Yates County sheriff’s deputy by using the app to report a false “officer in need of assistance” call to 911, leading to a large law enforcement response for all three incidents.

On April 1, the Village of Penn Yan discovered it was being sent to collections for an overdue bill. Police said Manley, through his company, falsely submitted an invoice charging over $1,000 for services never rendered. He faces three counts of falsely reporting an incident, three counts of criminal impersonation, and one count of attempted grand larceny. Manley was released after arraignment, with additional charges pending related to other false 911 calls.