HOWARD, WI (WTAQ) - Two former nursing home staffers in Howard are charged with felonies, after they allegedly filmed elderly residents while they naked or semi-naked, and shared the images with others.
22-year-old Michelle Bulger of Cecil is free on a $1,000 cash bond. 20-year-old Ashley Schaumberg of Pulaski is scheduled to make her first court appearance on July 26th.
Each is charged with three total felony counts of capturing and exhibiting nude images.
Prosecutors said an 84-year-old resident of Brookview Meadows was filmed while nude from the waist down on a couch. An 81-year-old resident was reportedly filmed while getting assistance for an obstructed bowel.
Prosecutors called the incidents disturbing.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette said the incident was reported last November, after another nursing home employee told the facility’s owner about it.
A lawyer for the facility said both workers were carefully screened before they were hired, and both were fired after an internal investigation.