The wife of an Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in a murder-suicide in February has been arrested on charges of her own.
Onondaga County Sheriff Eugene Conway and District Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced Thursday that Karen Eames faces charges for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Eames’ husband, Isaac Eames, shot and killed his son and left his wife injured before taking his own life in Brewerton on Feb. 7.
An investigation into the couple’s transactions going back to January 2020 reveals they allegedly made off with more than half a million dollars in illicit funds.
A failed transaction with J.P. Morgan was a lynch pin in the investigation.
The couple also managed to buy a $200,000 home in cash.
"And I'll be perfectly candid, and I think everybody up here was hoping that the answer would be in the negative that she was not involved and she was unaware of the expenditures,” Fitzpatrick said. “Sadly, the information uncovered by the sheriff's and by my office indicates to the opposite."
Karen Eames is being arraigned.