Eastlake police, FBI catch suspect who preyed on elderly

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EASTLAKE -- Michael Sailes, 54, is now sitting in the Lake County Jail, accused of preying upon elderly women.

Sailes is alleged to have diverted the attention of elderly women shoppers in their 70s and 80s while one of his pair of accomplices stole their wallets, credit cards and/or checkbooks.

This activity happened back on June 12, 16 and 22 here.

He was caught by the police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sailes is charged with three counts of felony theft, one misdemeanor count of misuse of credit card and two additional misdemeanor counts of theft.

He is also wanted by another law enforcement agency on a felony warrant.

His pair of accomplices are also being tracked and arrests are expected soon.

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