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Two Rhode Island men have pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance benefit fraud.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 27-year-old Jonathan Flores, of Pawtucket, was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution. He pleaded no contest to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses.

Prosecutors say Flores collected $7,273 in employment insurance benefits while he was working between April 12, 2014 and July 31, 2014.

Warwick resident Robert Wright also pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses. A judge sentenced Wright to five years of probation and ordered him to pay restitution.

Prosecutors say the 71-year-old Wright collected $6,981 in unemployment insurance benefits while he was working between December 18, 2010 and January 17, 2012.

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