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Man gets probation in unemployment benefits fraud case

November 2, 2017

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man has been given three years of probation and told to repay the state for claiming undeserved unemployment benefits.

Court records say 54-year-old Bryan Terry, of Lake Mills, was sentenced Tuesday in a Winnebago County courtroom. His $750 fine was suspended, as was his five-year prison term. He’d pleaded guilty to a charge of fraudulent practice.

Officials say Terry misrepresented his employment status and income to obtain nearly $8,500 in benefits, which he must pay Iowa Workforce Development as restitution.

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