Niagara County Sheriff Announces Elder Abuse Arrest

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By: Staff Reporter

Sheriff Michael Filicetti announces the arrest of Karen Edwards, 51, of Lockport on several charges related to an elder abuse investigation in the Town of Lockport. Edwards was charged with Assault 2nd degree (D felony), Identity Theft 1st (D felony), and Grand Larceny 3rd (D felony).

Edwards is accused of fraudulently stealing monetary funds from the victim and, in one incident, physically assaulting the victim causing injury.

The Niagara County Criminal Investigation Bureau is a member of the Niagara County Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team and was assisted by three other non law enforcement member agencies in this investigation.

Edwards was remanded without bail to the Niagara County Jail. An order of protection was issued to the victim.

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