A woman arrested this week for stealing a family member’s car and wallet is also the defendant in an open theft case in which she had been released on bail. Desiree Nosik, 40, has been charged with first-degree vehicle theft and second-degree theft, both felonies.
A family member reported her car and wallet missing on the afternoon of Oct. 27 and told police that she believed Nosik to be the thief, according to the criminal complaint. The family member also told police that Nosik had used a debit card to purchase gasoline, which she determined by checking her online account records.
A few hours later, Alaska State Troopers stopped Nosik, who was allegedly driving the missing vehicle, at Mile 12 of the Seward Highway. Troopers also found, in Nosik’s possession, the family member’s wallet and the debit card that had been used to buy gas.
At her arraignment, the prosecution asked the court to set bail at $10,000. Magistrate Judge George Peck instead set bail at $1,000 cash performance. She remained in custody Tuesday afternoon.
Nosik was arrested in the vehicle theft case while she is out on bail in another felony case from June. Nosik is charged in that case with first- and second-degree criminal trespasses and two counts of second-degree theft.
That case began with charges of burglary, but the charges have since been amended to trespassing, a misdemeanor.
She had been released on a $2,500 unsecured performance bond.