A Casper man has admitted to filling out fake returns for items, and then pocketing the cash for those returns.

The Natrona County District Attorney's Office says Joshua Hill has pleaded guilty to one count of theft

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in October, store management at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Yellowstone Highway, became aware of some discrepancies in inventory, when various items listed were not where they were supposed to be.

It was later determined that Hill had filed false return receipts and was taking the money.

When confronted, Hill admitted to what he did, saying he committed 34 thefts between July and October, for more than $2,300.

He said he did it to help pay electrical bills, buy fuel and feed his children.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek a term of probation to be determined later.

Hill must also pay restitution.

He will be sentenced at a later date.