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Police finally catch elusive 56-year-old Spa Bandit

Paula Frey, who specializes in network spinal analysis, recently opened the Synergy Healing Center in the Charleston Center on Wycoff Avenue in Bremerton.  - Photo by Kassie Korich
Paula Frey, who specializes in network spinal analysis, recently opened the Synergy Healing Center in the Charleston Center on Wycoff Avenue in Bremerton.
— image credit: Photo by Kassie Korich

LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (AP) — The so-called “Spa Bandit” is now feeling the heat in another way.

A 56-year-old suspect was arrested last weekend near a train station.

Authorities said the man received a number of services in at least 20 spas in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since last March and left without paying.

He is accused of stealing nearly US$1,000 over the past year in body waxings, massages, haircuts, facials, sea salt body scrubs, tangerine body quenches, manicures and pedicures.

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