August 28, 2014

Son to stand trial in Social Security scam

One of the three family members accused of fraudulently cashing Social Security checks was back in court Thursday. Charles T. Jost entered a not-guilty plea to the charges. He was found competent to stand trial October 15th. Judge Thomas Flugar agreed there was enough evidence to try Jost.

Jost will next have a pre-trial conference December 10th. The other two defendants will have pre-trial conferences the same day. Dolores and Ronald Disher will remain jailed with Jost, unable to make bond. Dolores and Charle’s mother Marie Jost would be 101 years old if alive. No one has seen her since about 1980, but her Social Security checks always got cashed.

Investigators are still looking for information about Marie Jost and her missing son Theodore Jost. The suspects were originally arrested in September, following a lengthy investigation. 

WSAU