SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Salisbury woman is accused of kidnapping an elderly woman to commit fraud and sheriff's investigators say there may be other victims.
On August 17, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a missing 82-year-old female suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The woman's family said she was seen leaving her home earlier that morning with a white female in a dark-colored car.
The elderly woman was returned to her home the next morning by Karen Staton, 42, of 470 Paige Drive, Salisbury.
Staton, however, told investigators she found the 82-year-old female at Wal-Mart and brought her home.
During the investigation, the sheriff's office learned that Staton had cashed one of the victim's checks in June.
The sheriff's office said Staton already had a charge of habitual felon, and exploitation of the elderly, pending in court.