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September 14, 2013

Woman accused of $15K theft

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Town of Lockport woman is facing charges accusing her of stealing roughly $15,000 from a pair of senior citizens.

Melissa L. Marshall, 42, Robinson Road, was charged Thursday with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree identity theft, both class D felonies. She was arraigned Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said Marshall made approximately 60 unauthorized withdrawals from a bank account belonging to two elderly individuals that she cared for. Altogether, the losses totaled about $15,000.

However, the Sheriff’s Office declined to describe the relationship between Marshall and the two elderly victims, other than she cared for them. The crime took place in the Town of Lockport.

A third party’s inquiry sparked an investigation conducted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division.

Marshall was remanded to the Niagara County Jail and bail was set at $1,000, which she posted about an hour later. Marshall is set to return Oct. 10 to Lockport Town Court.

Marshall wasn’t the only person this week charged with stealing from a senior citizen.

On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office reported Robert W. Baker of Newfane was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.

Deputies reported that Baker, 46, Washington Street, took a credit card and withdrew a total of $1,816.62 from a victim’s account between Aug. 29 and Sept. 8.

An 80-year-old Newfane man told the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office he had given Baker a key to his house so Baker could watch it for him while he was on vacation. Baker admitted to the man and to deputies that he had taken and used the card.

The victim was notified by his bank of the suspicious purchases and had the card canceled, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Baker was given appearance tickets and is set to appear Tuesday in Newfane Town Court.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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