Theresa K. Larson-Koshiol, 49, Waupaca, is charged with two counts of felony identity theft.
On Jan. 3, a woman living in Little Wolf contacted the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office to report a case of fraud.
Deputy Timothy Meyers spoke with the woman, who reported that Koshiol had been a friend when they lived in Minnesota. She said Koshiol had contacted her in October 2013 and said she was homeless and needed a place to stay.
For the next two months, Koshiol lived with the woman. She allegedly used the woman’s Social Security number and Verizon account information to activate a cellphone.
After seeing charges of $157 for a phone, $35 for the activation fee and a monthly service fee of $50 on her bill, the woman confronted Koshiol about the cellphone, according to the criminal complaint.
Koshiol allegedly changed her phone to a paperless account so the woman did not receive the bills.
The woman then kicked Koshiol out of her home and reported her to Verizon. She told investigators that Koshiol began sending her threatening text messages from a pre-paid cellphone.
When Meyers questioned Koshiol about the cellphones, she accused her friend of being bipolar and controlling. Koshiol also claimed she made payments to her friend, the complaint says.