A Cumberland Center man will spend two days in jail following his conviction for fraudulently receiving unemployment insurance payments.

Fifty-six-year-old John Willis was sentenced to 48 hours in Cumberland County Jail in Portland and ordered to pay restitution of $15,159.

State officials accused him of collecting unemployment benefits while he was working.

Willis was convicted on May 8.

Twenty-three reported cases of unemployment insurance fraud have been referred to district attorneys for prosecution in Maine this year. Last year there were 88.

A call to Willis’ home was not immediately returned.