Mathew Pickett Given Probation For His Role In Hotel TV Burglary Caper
A Natrona County man will avoid prison time after admitting to playing a part in an organized burglary of several televisions from a Casper hotel.
Mathew Pickett was given first time offender's status, along with one to five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in May 2014, 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.
Police were able to recover all of the TV’s.