- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho investment adviser who stole more than $800,000 from an 88-year-old woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for wire fraud.

Sixty-three-year-old JoAnn Jackson of Coeur d’Alene received the sentence Tuesday. She pleaded guilty in November in federal court to two counts of wire fraud.

Jackson has also been ordered to pay $811,000 in restitution.

Jackson says she became a compulsive gambler as a way to escape from reality.

She was a regular at the Coeur d’Alene Casino up to her indictment in August.

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