A Casper man will avoid prison time after admitting to collecting unemployment benefits when he was working.

Chad Rosty was given a three-to-four year suspended prison sentence, with five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of obtaining benefits by fraud.

Investigators with the State of Wyoming Special Investigations unit say from August 2009 through February 2010, Rosty was collecting unemployment benefits from the Wyoming Division of Unemployment, when in fact during that time, he had been working at four different jobs.

When he filled out his bi-weekly pay orders, he stated that he was not working.

When interviewed, he stated he thought he only had to report his work hours if he exceeded 40 hours a week, then later admitted to double dipping to help pay his rent.

Rosty has also been ordered to pay $11,500 plus in restitution.

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