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Police have arrested former Island Hospital Foundation Development Director Bernadette Stanek and booked her into county jail. Bail is set at $100,000.

Stanek was taken into custody at 5:30pm Friday evening, according to jail records.

She faces 17 felony charges, including four counts of first-degree theft and 13 counts of forgery connected to the misappropriation of more than $300,000 in foundation funds between 2011-2014, according to court documents.

The charges are Class B and Class C felonies, each carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Each forgery charge carries up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times