By Shereen Siewert
UPDATED: The Stevens Point Certified Nursing Assistant accused of identity theft reached a plea deal in this case in which all felony charges were dismissed in Marathon County Circuit Court.
Egypt Bostic was given a withheld sentence on three counts of bail jumping in 2019 that required her to spend three years on probation. The agreement was fulfilled in June 2022. Charges filed against her in Portage County were also dismissed after she successfully completed a deferred sentencing agreement.
WAUSAU — A 27-year-old Stevens Point Certified Nursing Assistant is accused of identity theft after police investigated thefts at two central Wisconsin assisted living centers.
Police suspect Egypt Bostic of stealing a wallet from a fellow employee at Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living in Merrill and of stealing checks and cash from a resident at Acorn Hill Senior Living Community in Mosinee, according to court documents. Bostic faces seven felony charges filed Feb. 1 in Marathon County Circuit Court: theft, wire fraud, two counts of misappropriation of identification to obtain money, and three counts of forgery in connection with both reported thefts.
According to the criminal complaint: An investigation began in April at Bell Tower after a woman told police her wallet, which included her social security card, had been stolen while she was on duty. Over the next several months, the alleged victim reported someone attempted to take out a $3,000 loan and credit card in the victim’s name and transferred $800 from her checking account to a PayPal account allegedly connected to Bostic, who was on duty when the victim’s wallet was stolen.
Then in July, the son of an Acorn Hill resident reported someone stole $250 cash and and blank checks from his mother while she was living at the facility, where Bostic was then working. According to the police report, investigators learned a woman using the name Ava Sommers tried to cash checks for $600 and $3,500 on July 8. Only the $600 check was cashed. Police say that person was actually Bostic, according to court records.
Bostic was identified through security footage at the bank, according to court documents. She was also identified in a lineup.
Charges were filed against Bostic on Feb. 1, and she is expected to make an initial appearance Feb. 15 in Marathon County Circuit Court. She is facing similar but separate charges in seven Portage County cases, according to online court records.
State records show Bostic has been on the CNA registry since 2009 and has had no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property on the Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct Registry to date.