The Canandaigua woman, who was present in Ontario County Court this morning, pleaded not guilty.

Melissa A. Jones, the Canandaigua woman accused of faking she had cancer, walked out of Ontario County Court this morning without commenting after a grand jury indicted her on 16 counts of grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument and endangering the welfare of a child.

The grand jury report was released today before County Court Judge William Kocher.

Her attorney, Michael Ballman of Canandaigua, entered a plea of not guilty.

Jones, who faces a maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years if convicted on all the counts, is next scheduled to appear in court on July 25. She has posted $25,000 bail.

District Attorney Michael Tantillo said more than 200 individual donors contributed to fundraisers that collected more than $30,000 on her behalf.

“There is no reason to believe she had cancer, according to the indictment,” Tantillo said.