GUTHRIE CENTER

A 62-year-old Guthrie Center man is accused of wrongly collecting more than $10,000 worth of unemployment insurance benefits in 2015 and 2016 while he was employed, according to court records.

Robert Lee Rosenbeck was arrested last week and is charged with felony fraudulent practice, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

An Iowa Workforce Development investigation found that Rosenbeck improperly received $10,254 in unemployment benefits between Nov. 1, 2015 and June 11, 2016 while he worked for aWaukee business, according to court records. He has been ordered to repay the state that money along with a $1,500 penalty.

Guthrie County Sheriff’s deputies searched Rosenbeck’s house in the 700 block of North Second Street on Thursday and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia that allegedly belonged to Resenbeck’s son, court records show. It’s unclear if the search was tied to the unemployment benefits investigation because documents assocated with the search warrant are not yet publicly available.

Andrew Michael Rosenbeck, 21, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, which is punishable by up to one year in jail.