Laura is a retiree who lives in Madeline Westen's neighborhood.
Laura had an altercation with a trio of con artists posing as prize officials (Quentin King, Greg, and Bonnie). The trio ripped her retirement life savings off along with many other retirees in Miami. Laura also received some beatings from Quentin for trying to call the police. She told Madeline about the incident, who in turn, used the incident to leverage her son, Michael, to help her in exchange for information about some secretive men surveying him. Michael was successful in helping Laura with her incident (Episode 102: Identity) for $300 along with a promise extracted from her not to enter into any more contests.
Laura still lives in Miami in retirement.