A Molokai man who admitted to wire fraud has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison and three years of supervised release.
David Buchanan pleaded guilty in May. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the 47-year-old lied to at least one Hawaii resident and took at least $40,000 from her.
Authorities said he then spent the stolen money on a girlfriend in the Philippines and a web-based video game.
As part of his sentence, Buchanan must also serve 100 hours of community service and pay $55,000 in restitution. His sentence is scheduled to begin September 29.
This was not Buchanan’s first scheme. He previously served a 57-month sentence for an earlier investment fraud scheme in which he stole $2.4 million from victims.