A Hudson Valley woman is accused of stealing over $6,000 from an elderly woman she cared for.

On Monday, the Town of Lloyd Police Department announced the arrest of 46-year-old Sonya R. Cooper of Poughkeepsie.

Cooper is accused of forging and cashing checks in access of over $6,000 from an 82-year-old Highland woman over the course of 6 months while she was employed as her home care aide, police say.

Cooper was arrested on Friday and charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery, both felonies. She was arraigned in Town of Lloyd Court and released. She's due back in the Town of Lloyd Court on Oct. 18.

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