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Wilson woman admits to role in Lockport burglary

LOCKPORT – A Wilson woman pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to taking part in a Feb. 19 burglary at a house on State Road in Lockport.

Bethany A. Flach, 29, of Chestnut Road, a former Town of Lockport resident, admitted to third-degree burglary and was assigned by Judge Sara Sheldon to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Flach, who said in an earlier court appearance that she had been using cocaine since age 21 and heroin for about six months, risks seven years in prison if she doesn’t get clean and sober.

Previously, Thomas M. Saraf, 31, of Amelia Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to the same charge and also was admitted to diversion. Sheldon scheduled a restitution hearing July 14 to determine how much the homeowner is owed; it could be as much as $15,000.