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Police: Mother punched daughter unconscious in Schenectady

Police: Mother punched daughter unconscious in Schenectady

Police arrested her Monday
Police: Mother punched daughter unconscious in Schenectady
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SCHENECTADY - A city mother has been arrested, accused of punching her 15-year-old daughter unconscious, authorities said.

The girl was hospitalized for three days as a result, according to police.

Alison A. Chandler, 36, of State Street, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Chandler is accused of attacking the girl just before 2 a.m. June 24 at her State Street residence. 

Chandler "repeatedly punched" the girl with a closed fist until the girl became unconscious, according to police allegations filed in court.

The girl suffered a left orbital fracture as a result, police said.

Chandler is also accused of not seeking medical treatment for the girl. A different family member, who was alerted by a third party, ultimately took the girl for treatment, according to police.

The assault case against Chandler is the second set of charges she has faced in the past two weeks, records show.

Hours after her alleged assault on her daughter, state police announced unemployment benefit fraud charges against her. The date of her arrest in that case was unclear, but appeared to be prior to when she is accused of assaulting the girl.

In the fraud case, Chandler is accused of taking more than $4,100 in unemployment benefits that she wasn't entitled to between August and November 2018. 

She faces in that case one count each of third-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and first-degree falsifying business records, felonies.

She was released to return to court later on the fraud case. Chandler was arraigned in the assault case and ordered held on $3,500 bail and has since been released on bond.

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