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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

‘Crime and Justice’ Archives

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

        Over the past several months, the Northern Colorado Financial Crimes Task Force, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, has been conducting an extensive investigation into fraudulently produced checks and identification cards that included victims from multiple jurisdictions in northern Colorado, as well as Wyoming.  The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office on March 25, 2011.  As a result of this investigation, ... Full Story

Home Invasion and Vehicle Theft, Loveland

Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 200-block of Monroe Avenue in Loveland at approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday (March 29) on the report of a home invasion and vehicle theft. The 48-year-old victim told deputies that two men entered his home, hit him with a club, threatened him and tied him to his bed.  The two men took several items from the home and also stole the victim's car.  The car, a 2006 Nissan 350Z, was later found by Fort Collins Police Services near the ... Full Story

Man sentenced in child pornography case

Montrose County resident sentenced to federal prison for possession of child pornography DENVER – David W. Tunget, age 47, of Montrose County, Colorado, was sentenced on March 11, 2011 by U. S. District Judge Philip Brimmer to serve 188 months (over 15 years) for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Rankin announced. Following his term of imprisonment, Judge Brimmer ordered Tunget to serve an additional 20 years on ... Full Story

Woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for failing to

Monument woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for failing to report $1.6 million in income to the IRS   DENVER – Linda Abramson-Schmeiler, age 52, of Monument, Colorado, was sentenced on March 17, 2011 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn to serve 36 months in federal prison for filing a series of false individual and corporate income tax returns for the years 2003 through 2005, in connection with failing to report $1.6 million in gross business receipts to the IRS for the ... Full Story

Madam files false tax return

Metro Denver woman surrenders for interstate prostitution related charges DENVER – Michelle Schramm, aka Uk Chin Schramm, age 55, of Aurora surrendered to federal authorities on crimes related to her operating an interstate prostitution business, United States Attorney John Walsh, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards and Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson announced. Schramm was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2010 on charges of interstate ... Full Story

Fraud alert! Tax time can be profitable for scammers

From Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck For The C.A.S.E. Program March 2011 The deadline is fast approaching — April 15 ... tax day. And while some people have already filed their taxes and received their refund, others are still trying to gather all of the documentation needed to prepare their re-turns. Regardless of which group you fall in, everyone needs to be aware of scams that surface during tax season. There is a problem with your return... This scam usually ... Full Story

Aurora loan broker pleads guilty to omitting over $4.7

DENVER – Leonid Shifrin, age 40, of Aurora, Colorado pled guilty recently to one count of filing a false income tax return, United States Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation, Denver Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards announced. The guilty plea was tendered before U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer on March 2, 2011. Judge Brimmer is scheduled to sentence Shifrin on June 24, 2011. Shifrin was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Denver on April 20, ... Full Story

Suspicious male in Wellington

Suspicious Male followed 11-year-old girl home March 10, 2011 On March 7 and March 8 at approximately 3:30 p.m., an 11-year-old female was walking from the 4000-block of Wilson Avenue in Wellington when she was followed to her residence by an unknown male. The female ignored the male and called her mother on her cell phone. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office  was notified on March 8 by the 11 year old and her mother. The 11 year old was not harmed nor contacted by the male. The male is ... Full Story

Man Arrested in Assault on Trooper

Man Arrested in Assault on Trooper

Man Arrested in Assault on Colorado State Patrol Trooper   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies, LCSO Criminal Impact Unit investigators, Fort Collins Police Services officers and canine unit all responded to assist a Colorado State Patrol trooper who received minor injuries during a vehicle stop last night. The Colorado State Patrol trooper had stopped a vehicle near North College Avenue and Willox Lane last night at around 8:00 p.m.  While the trooper was standing at the ... Full Story

Arson Suspects Arrested

Arson Suspects Arrested

  Jacob Scott Belt, DOB: 021092, and Blake Eric Bratrud, DOB: 111891, both of Estes Park, were booked into the Larimer County Jail last night on felony charges of 1st Degree Arson, 2nd Degree Burglary and a misdemeanor charge of Theft. Belt and Bratrud were arrested by the Estes Park Police Department yesterday on felony warrants issued by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Belt and Bratrud are accused of entering a home in the 600-block of Fish Creek Road in Estes Park on November ... Full Story

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