A Casper man is accused of filling out fake returns for items, and then pocketing the cash for those returns.

Thirty year old Joshua Hill has been charged with one count of theft and one charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say earlier this month, 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 last Saturday, for more than $2,300.

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

Hill is being held on $5,000 bond awaiting trial and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge, if convicted.

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