MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place April 17 before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court May 20 at Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n John Anthony Gallagher, 41, of 117 S. Seventh St., Shamokin, waived to court charges of theft by deception and deceptive business practices.

Police said Gallagher received $3,350 from Coryn and Jason Parker on April 25, 2012, to install fencing on their property at 330 S. Maple St., but failed to perform the work or return the money.

The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik.

n Jeffrey Thomas Huben, 22, of 516 E. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, was held for court on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Additional charges of robbery with force, flight to avoid apprehension and simple assault were dismissed.

Huben was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Justin Stelma with reaching into the pants pocket of Leon Malkoski, ripping his pocket and stealing $90 from the victim March 10 in the first block of West Second Street.