NCSO Reports Elder Abuse Arrest in Lockport

INCIDENT TYPE: ELDER ABUSE ARREST
LOCATION: APPLEWOOD DR 
MUNICIPALITY: Town of Lockport
DATE/TIME: 3/18/2021 at 1930 hours
INFORMATION:
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.