Contractor convicted in scam

GREELEY — A Weld County man was convicted Wednesday on seven counts in connection with a contracting scam that he operated while he was incarcerated in a community corrections program.

Arthur Radebaugh operated a company called BNA Agri Consulting while he was serving time at a community corrections program in Larimer County, according to prosecutors.

While he was a part of this program, Radebaugh, who was expressly prohibited from operating a business during his sentence, contracted with seniors and others to construct pole barns.

During the course of construction, he did not obtain necessary permits, inflated the price of building materials that were charged to clients, failed to deliver materials and abandoned partially finished work sites.

In total, Radebaugh defrauded clients of more than $16,000.

As a result, Radebaugh was convicted of one court of theft of $500 or more from an at-risk adult, three counts of theft of $1,000 to $20,000, two counts of theft $500 to $1,000, and one count of theft of less than $500.

Because of Radebaugh’s “extensive criminal history,” Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is seeking to have him designated as a habitual criminal.

If a judge approves this designation, Radebaugh’s sentence will be four times the maximum in the presumptive range for each of his underlying convictions.

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