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A Rhode Island man has pleaded no contest to charges he collected unemployment insurance benefits while he was working.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Wednesday the case against 50-year-old David Bassett has been continued for one year because Bassett paid full restitution of $18,777 at the time of his plea. He pleaded no contest to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses.

Prosecutors say the Johnston resident failed to accurately report his weekly earnings to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training on various dates between December 1, 2007 and March 31, 2012.

Prosecutors say Bassett was working for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 99 in Cranston at the time.


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