LOCKPORT – A Lockport woman accused of holding up the Cornerstore Credit Union on April 10 pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of third-degree robbery in Niagara County Court.
Dale L. Swain, 56, of Robinson Road, remains in Niagara County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. The bail was reduced from $50,000 by Niagara County Court Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.
Swain, who was arrested in Buffalo by U.S. Marshals’ Violent Felony Task Force on April 15. was identified as a frequent customer of the credit union, at 6485 S. Transit Road.
She handed three notes to a teller demanding cash and no weapon was displayed, authorities said. She made her getaway as a passenger in a red Chevrolet Cavalier, found later on Robinson Road, where the driver was questioned, authorities added.
Assistant District Attorney Joel Grundy noted Swain – who works as a part-time home health-care aide – had a previous robbery charge.