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Plea deal for son of woman last seen in 1980s

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - The son of a woman last seen in the 1980s even though thousands of dollars in her Social Security checks were cashed was sentenced Monday to 16 years in a mental hospital for stealing the money.

Charles Jost, 67, of Amherst, was found not guilty due to mental disease or defect on charges of theft and mail fraud, according to Portage County online court records.

Two other felony charges, including forgery, were dismissed in a plea deal.

Earlier, Jost had entered insanity pleas to the four felonies.

Jost, along with his 70-year-old sister Delores Disher and 72-year-old brother-in-law Ronald Disher, were accused in September 2012 of fraudulently cashing Marie Jost's Social Security checks for more than 30 years.

Ronald Disher has pleaded not guilty and his three-day trial is set to start Jan. 29. The charges against Delores Disher were dismissed in April because she had a medical condition and was hospitalized but prosecutors said they could be refiled.

Marie Jost has not been found. She'd be more than 100 years old if still alive. Investigators said they found bone fragments on her property that they believed could be human.

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