Model Morgan Quinn will have her day in court over allegations she falsely reported a robbery last summer (13) after rejecting a plea deal from New York prosecutors.

The blonde beauty, who previously appeared on U.S. reality show Project Runway, was arrested in October (13) and charged with filing a false report following allegations a homeless man had threatened her with a sharp object inside a Manhattan building in August (13).

She claimed the man had stolen her purse, which contained $300 (£188) in cash, and a ring worth $2,000 (£1,250).

Investigators failed to find any evidence to support her claims after scouring security footage from a building near the scene of the supposed crime.

She returned to Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday (18Mar14), when she turned down an offer to plead guilty to a misdemeanour in exchange for a community service sentence.

Quinn, who stands by her story, is facing two counts of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree.