WELD COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) A 51-year-old real estate agent accused of challenging clients with more than $ 850,000 is due to appear in Weld County court Friday morning to be formally informed of the charges brought against him. Bret Lamperes faces five crimes related to theft, money laundering and tax evasion.
Lamperes, a resident of Berthoud, turned himself in to the authorities on Tuesday and was detained.
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Investigators from Weld County, the FBI and the Colorado Department of Treasury believe Lamperes signed 29 condominium sales contracts but only built eight of them, the DA office said in a press release Thursday.
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In total, investigators believe the defendant stole $ 852,510 from 15 victims who invested money in the project.
According to the investigators Lamperes In February 2015, the company was formed through a company called Investments of Windsor, LLC. An online database of Colorado companies currently describes the status of the company as “criminal”.
Investigators are looking for additional victims and information.