Mathew Pickett Admits To His Role In Hotel TV Burglary Caper
A Natrona County man is admitting to play a part in an organized burglary of several televisions from a Casper hotel.
Mathew Pickett has pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in May, there was an organized overnight burglary of nine new televisions, from the Holiday Inn on East Second Street.
The burglars entered through an office window that wasn’t locked, while an accomplice distracted the front desk employee, in order to prevent them from seeing the security cameras.
Investigators got a lead when they found someone trying to sell the TVs on Facebook.
When interviewed, Pickett admitted to his part in taking the televisions from the hotel, and claimed that he was high at the time.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will not seek any penitentiary time, but could recommend to a judge, a suspended prison sentence and probation.
Pickett is free on $2,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.
Police were able to recover all of the TV’s.