Caretaker Awilda Figueroa arrested in abuse of 86-year-old Dorothy Tregelles

Figueroa was in court Thursday to go before Figueroa was in court Thursday to go before a judge. Photo Credit: News 12

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STAMFORD - An elderly Stamford woman says her at-home caretaker verbally and physically abused her.

Dorothy Tregelles, 86, claims that Awilda Figueroa abused her for over a month inside her apartment after Figueroa was hired to care for her.

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Figueroa was in court Thursday to go before a judge. The arrest warrant says that Figueroa tied Tregelles up with a phone cord, and at one point told her that she would "pop her in the mouth."

A police warrant also says that Figueroa brought a woman and later a man over to have sex while Tregelles was in the other room.

Figueroa is being held on $25,000 bond. Tregelles now has a new health aide caring for her.

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