Owner of moving company sentenced to prison for theft

Published on May 24, 2024

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GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – The owner of an Aurora moving company has been sentenced to prison for failing to deliver more than $150,000 worth of customers' property that his moving company, H&M Relocation Services, was contracted to move in 2021.

On May 9, a Weld County judge sentenced Huseyn Nemat-Zoda, 40, to six years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, after a jury convicted him of two counts of theft in February.

Deputy District Attorney Daniel Skelton said the defendant preyed on people who were moving across the country, and who didn’t have time or leverage to fight back.

“He knew what he was doing the whole time and nothing stopped him,” DDA Skelton said during the sentencing hearing. “People who believed in the good of others were then at his mercy as he took their money and strung them along. He told them promise after promise that he never intended to keep. He took advantage of desperate, trusting people to enrich himself.”

In June of 2021, the victims hired Nemat-Zoda to transport their belongings from Greeley to their new home out of state, but their belongings, valued at nearly $151,000, never arrived. The defendant eventually stopped responding to their calls.

The victims then filed a report with the Greeley Police Department. During the investigation, authorities located the victims’ belongings at a self-storage business in Englewood. At the sentencing hearing, about a dozen victims spoke about their experiences with the defendant.

“Every week we would get our hopes up that our belongings would show up at our new house, but they never did,” one victim said. “It was a financial and emotional nightmare. He has hurt us in a way that has broke us.”

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