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Facebook ‘likes’ lead to Douglas County burglary arrests

Lisa J. Schulties1 / 2
Jeorge A. Sales2 / 2

Authorities say two burglary suspects “liked” a photo posted on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page of their accomplice using a credit card they allegedly stole from a town of Lakeside residence.

Lisa J. Schulties, 32, and Jeorge A. Sales, 26, were charged this week with felony burglary in the June 26 burglary. They are scheduled to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office on July 11 posted a surveillance image on Facebook of a man walking into a local retailer with credit cards that were taken from the Lakeside burglary. Both Schulties and Sales liked the photo.

The investigation led to the arrest and confession of Schulties. She also implicated Sales, who is her boyfriend, the sheriff’s office said.

The man seen in the surveillance photo is not a suspect in the burglary and no charges have been filed against him. The sheriff’s office said he apparently fled after seeing his photo on Facebook. Investigators said they still would like to speak with him.