Man Arrested for Senior Citizen Crime Spree

Accomplice remains at large

By Kate Allt
|  Monday, Aug 2, 2010  |  Updated 3:08 PM CDT
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Jay Taylor, 21, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of robbery in connection with a series of thefts from senior citizens. Taylor and an accomplice, who remains at large, gained the trust of their elderly victims before stealing money, checks and credit cards.

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A Carol Stream man has been arrested and charged in connection with a series of thefts from senior citizens.

Jay Taylor, 21, was charged with two felony counts of forgery for the string of robberies he allegedly committed with his accomplice, Sal Auditore, 21, according to a police release.

The pair’s most recent victims included three senior residents of an assisted living center in Palos Park. Taylor and Auditore allegedly told the residents they were working on a high school project and gained access into their homes. As they discussed the project, one of the men would use the restroom and steal money, checks, credit cards and other items.

Three nationwide warrants have been issued for Auditore, who has a criminal history in Arizona, California, Colorado and Michigan and is still at large. Taylor said he dropped Auditore off at a Greyhound station in Colorado and he was possibly heading for California.

Taylor is free on a $5,000 bond and will appear in court August 18.

Cook County Sheriff's police are looking for other victims of Taylor and Auditore. Anyone with information should contact detectives at 708-865-4700.
 

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