Wash. woman gets nearly 3 years in swindle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say an Ocean Park, Wash., woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for swindling a retired St. Helens, Ore., man out of nearly $650,000.

Lisa Mottaghi was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Portland for wire fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office says she first borrowed large sums of money from 74-year-old Gerald Voorhees and later created a false email identity to get more money from him.

The Daily News of Longview reports (http://is.gd/RWPujl ) the woman was also ordered to pay restitution.

Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com