Sislo faces charges for stealing from centenarianA man facing a stalking charge for allegedly harassing a Superior police officer’s mother faces charges for siphoning more than $1,000 out of an elderly woman’s checking account.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A man facing a stalking charge for allegedly harassing a Superior police officer’s mother faces charges for siphoning more than $1,000 out of an elderly woman’s checking account.
Charles David Sislo, 38, is facing two counts of identity theft-financial gain in Douglas County Circuit Court. Online court records indicate he has a post office box in Superior. Department of Corrections records state he resides in South Range. Sislo was bound over for arraignment following a preliminary hearing Wednesday where the alleged victim testified.
Elna Lund, 100, said she paid Sislo to help her move into Superior and fix things up at the residence in 2010. The payment was made by check. Later, she found that money had been taken from her bank account without her permission.
Superior Police Detective Mike Jaszczak testified that two payments for $503.95 were made from Lund’s checking account to Superior Water, Light & Power in November 2010 for utilities at a Superior property owned by Sislo. Caller identification information obtained through the utility provider and its Speedpay partner, Western Union, showed the payments were called in with the same phone number that was used to open Sislo’s utility account.
The case was set for arraignment Jan. 14 along with the stalking case, in which Sislo is accused of calling up Sgt. William Lear’s mother after Lear pulled him over for a traffic stop Aug. 19 and harassing her.
A signature bond of $2,000 was initially set for the identity theft case and extended to cover the stalking case. As a condition of his bond, Sislo was ordered to have no contact with the Lund, the police officer and the officer’s sister and mother.