SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for using more than $200,000 in oil and gas investments to pay for an online dating service, electronics and luxury jewelry.
A Texas State Securities Board statement Thursday says a Hays County jury found Robbie Dale Walker guilty of stealing more than $200,000.
An indictment accused the Dripping Springs man of falsely promising a 93-year-old family friend annual returns of 15 percent. The victim is now 95.
State regulators say Walker invested none of the money.