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Gregory Oliver (Photo: Provided/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office)

A former insurance agent from Milford was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after officials said he stole over $1.1 million from clients, many of whom were over the age of 65. 

Gregory Oliver, 61, was also ordered to pay more than $990,000 in restitution to his victims, according to a release from the Ohio Department of Insurance.

According to the release, Oliver obtained an Ohio insurance license in 1989 and opened Oliver Financial Services Corporation. He met with insurance companies to sell life insurance and annuity products.

A criminal investigation later revealed that Oliver intentionally withheld, misappropriated or converted more than $1.1 million from at least 17 clients between 2011 and 2018. Many of those clients were over the age of 65, the release states.

Officials said Oliver deposited client insurance premiums into his business account, withdrew funds from client