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(AP) Barbara Jean Pearson of Bradford was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Bangor, where she pleaded guilty in April to theft of public funds and bankruptcy fraud.

The 43-year-old Pearson, former owner of Cold Stream Oil, admitted that she used money earmarked for fuel to gamble online and for her personal use.

In addition to the prison term, Pearson was sentenced to three years of supervised release. She also must pay nearly 15,000 dollars in restitution to her victims.