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Suspect identified in Albany murder

ALBANY -- Sarah Moore, 35, was arraigned Friday morning on charges she murdered a senior citizen she was supposed to be caring for.

Albany Police say Moore tried to cash the victims check at a TD Bank in Colonie Thursday morning. A teller refused the transaction and notified police. The bank then reached out to Richard Englander, 79, to notify him of the transaction. While on the phone the teller heard an altercation and called Albany Police.

When officers arrived on Woodside Drive they found Englander critically injured in his home. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, police say Moore went back to the same TD Bank and attempted to cash another of the victims checks. The bank again declined the transaction and notified police. Colonie Police stopped Moore nearby and she was taken into custody.

Neighbors say Englander hired a caretaker a few years ago as his multiple sclerosis worsened and forced him into a wheelchair. His former caretaker was seen moving out on Saturday and police say Moore was recently hired.

An advertisement seeking an aide containing a number listed for Englander was posted on several classified advertisement websites in January. Moores arrest report lists her occupation as a hairstylist, but police confirm she worked as a live-in helper for Englander.

Moore pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree murder and is due back in court Tuesday with a public defender. She was ordered held without bail. Colonie Police say they turned over their investigation into her alleged attempt to cash the victims check to Albany Police and expect more to come out in Grand Jury proceedings.

 
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