- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - An Edgemont man facing civil and criminal actions over false unemployment claims has resolved both cases.

Forty-eight-year-old Terry Beard was accused of submitting 23 claims for unemployment benefits after being laid off from his railroad job in December 2008. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Beard was employed by the city of Edgemont at the time.

Beard pleaded guilty and was sentenced about a year ago in the criminal case. He was put on probation for five years and ordered to pay $12,407 in restitution.

Johnson says Beard earlier this year settled the civil case by agreeing to pay $40,000 over the next five years.

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