Scott May Admits To Defrauding Wyoming Division Of Unemployment
A Casper man has admitted that he was collecting unemployment checks, while he was working.
Scott May has pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining benefits by fraud.
According to the State of Wyoming Special Investigations Unit, May started receiving unemployment benefits in February 2010, but an audit later showed that two months later, May was working but was still filling out unemployment forms on line.
In September 2012, he requested benefits again, but any money he was supposed to receive, went towards what he already owed.
Eventually the SIU was contacted and when may was found, he admitted to what he did, saying that it was a bad time in his life, and he was using drugs and didn't care.
The State of Wyoming Unemployment Division says May owes more than $6,000 in back pay, including penalties.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek no more than a two-to-four year suspended prison sentence with three years of probation, however, if May pays restitution in full before his sentencing, then prosecutors will seek first time offenders status, which means if May completes a term of probation, then the guilty conviction will be cleared from his record.
May is free on $2,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.