A Casper man is accused of taking items from his employer, because there was a dispute over how much money he thought he should have been paid.

Cory Condelario has pleaded not guilty to one felony charge of theft.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in September 2015, Condelario had been fired from a small business that dealt with gold and silver.

The owner later discovered about $50,000 in items missing, some of which was later returned.

When interviewed, Condalario said he and his boss had a dispute over money that he felt he was owed.

After he was fired, Condelario took a box of silver bars and silver and gold coins, intending to compensate himself.

After selling some items and getting the money he felt he was owed, he returned the box with the remaining items.

Condelario is free on $5,000 bond awaiting trial and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.