LOCKPORT, NY (WIVB) – Karen Edwards, 51, of Lockport was arrested on March 18 and charged with elder abuse in connection with an investigation, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

It is alleged that Edwards fraudulently stole money from the victim and physically assaulted and injured the victim.

She is charged with second degree assault, first degree identity theft, and grand third degree theft.

Edwards was taken to Niagara County Jail without bail.

A protection order was issued for the victim.

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