A Natrona County man will avoid prison time after he admitted to writing bad checks for agricultural equipment.

Forty-two year old Robert Leman was given first time offender statue, along with one-to-five years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of check fraud.

The Natrona County Sheriff's Office says in April 2014, they were contacted by law enforcement out of Iowa, regarding a bad check that an agricultural equipment company had received from Leman.

It turned out he had written about $230,000 worth of bad checks to a number of companies, and investigators later found the equipment that had been purchased.

If Leman completes his term of probation, the guilty conviction will be cleared from his record.

Prosecutors say he doesn't owe restitution for the bad checks, because all of the equipment has been returned.