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Charles Jost to remain in Stevens Point, not mental institution

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- One of the three people accused of illegally cashing Social Security checks for over thirty years will live under supervision in the Stevens Point community. 72-year-old Charles Jost is accused of cashing his missing mother Marie Jost’s checks along with his sister, Dolores Disher and Dolores’ husband Ronald.

Jost was found not-guilty by mental disease or defect last month, and the court waited for doctor evaluations before deciding where Jost will be placed for care and treatment. Judge Thomas Flugaur granted the conditional release plan approved by defense and prosecuting attorneys. That calls for Jost to live in a Stevens Point apartment with an approved person, comply with medication and mental health treatments, and cannot consume alcohol or own firearms. If Jost fails to abide by the terms of the agreement, he would spend the rest of his sixteen year committment in a mental institution.

Flugaur also granted the request of prosecutors to apply nearly $18,000 that was seized towards cleanup of the property and prosecution costs.

 

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