A former oil dealer from Bradford has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the low income home energy assistance fund, or ":LIHEAP.":
42-year-old Barbara Jean Pearson entered the guilty plea a day before her trial was to start in federal court.
Pearson is the former owner of Cold Stream Oil in Enfield.
She admitted stealing more than a $1,000 in federal ":LIHEAP": funds.
Prosecutors say the actual amount stolen could be as much as $6,000.
She could face 15 years in prision if convicted.