An Evansville man will avoid prison time, after admitting to collecting unemployment benefits when he was working.

Daniel Reedy was given first time offender's status, along with three-to-five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of obtaining benefits by fraud.

Investigators with the State of Wyoming Special Investigations Unit say in July 2011, Reedy had been laid off of his job and starting collecting unemployment benefits.

An audit by the Division later showed that from August 2011 through March of 2012, Reedy had a job, but also collected $14,600 plus from the Division, during that time.

The Division attempted to contact Reedy numerous times regarding the discrepancy, but was unsuccessful.

Eventually the case was turned over to the SIU who found Reedy, and when questioned, he admitted to what he did, saying he was in the middle of a bankruptcy and he was trying to pay off his debts.

If Reedy completes probation and pays restitution, the guilty conviction will be cleared from his criminal record.