A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after he was convicted of using false information to gain employment at two health care companies, acquiring almost $119,000 over a year.

Walt Green, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, announced Larry D. Butler, 50, who was convicted of wire fraud and false representation Jan. 9, is to pay $118,806.98 in restitution and be under supervision for three years following his release from prison.

Butler concealed his extensive criminal history by using false credentials and a false Social Security number to become an employee at the Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc. and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, taking benefits from the two organizations as an employee from July 2013 to August 2014. In addition, Butler misused company credit cards for personal expenses, including furniture, travel and meals.