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A 35-year-old Cheektowaga woman woking as a paid home health care aide was arrested Tuesday after a week-long investigation by Cheektowaga detectives into the victimization of a 98-year-old Frederick Street woman who speaks only Polish.

Gayle L. Fagan of Meadow Place, was charged with burglary, criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny by Detectives Robert Laskowski and John Skonecki. Thanks to the fact that Skoneci speaks Polish, the detectives learned that Fagan made unscheduled visits to the victim’s home March 2 and March 3 and allegedly stole a bottle of 45 hydrocodone pills.

The detectives learned from the Mccauley Seton company that had employed Fagan that she was last sent to the victim’s home for actual home care last October. She was fired after her arrest Tuesday. Cheektowaga police are checking to see if Fagan can be tied to similar unsolved crimes throughout the Western New York area. Anyone with information is urged to call their local police department or Cheektowaga police at 686-3541.

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