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Oil Dealer Pleas Guilty In Stealing Money 

A former oil dealer from Bradford has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the low income home energy assistance fund, or &quot:LIHEAP.&quot:

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 &quot:LIHEAP&quot: funds.

Prosecutors say the actual amount stolen could be as much as $6,000.

She could face 15 years in prision if convicted.