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Woman sentenced in theft from 85-year-old neighbor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Sun Prairie woman who conned an 85-year-old neighbor out of $24,000 to feed her gambling addiction has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports 49-year-old Gloria E. Evans allegedly told the victim she needed a loan until an insurance settlement came through. But on Thursday, Evans told a Dane County judge she bet $500 a hand at a casino.

Evans was sentenced to eight years in prison and five years of extended supervision for theft by false representation. Evans has a criminal record dating back to the 1980s and was also sentenced to two more years in prison for another theft and felony bail-jumping convictions.

Evans' attorney, Dorothea Watson, says Evans believed she was going to repay the neighbor from her gambling winnings.

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