- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution for defrauding a disabled man, and lying on tax returns.

The sentence for 61-year-old Anastasia Grzeskowiak (Gress-COVE-ee-ACK) of St. Charles was handed down Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. She pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud and filing false tax return charges.

Grzeskowiak managed the financial affairs for a man with significantly impaired vision. Federal prosecutors say that from 2006 through April 2013, Grzeskowiak forged the victim’s signature on more than 800 checks, and used the money on personal expenses and gambling.

The victim was defrauded of nearly $3 million, and the government, through false tax returns, lost more than $500,000.

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