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Larimer man charged in Windsor money laundering scheme

Posted on 03/04/2021
Bret Lamperes MugshotA Larimer County man has been charged in Weld County district court with five felonies for stealing more than $850k from at least 15 victims.

Bret Lamperes, 51, of Berthoud, has been charged with:

COUNT 1: THEFT (F3)

COUNT 2: MONEY LAUNDERING (F3)

COUNT 3: FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN (F5)

COUNT 4: FILING A FALSE TAX RETURN (F5)

COUNT 5: TAX EVASION (F5)

According to investigators, the defendant, who was a relator at the time, entered into a business in February of 2015 called Investments of Windsor, LLC (IOW).

Investigators believe that the defendant executed 29 sales contracts related to the IOW project located in Windsor.

However, only eight of the 29 condos were built pursuant to the sales contracts.

In total, investigators believe the defendant stole $852,510 from 15 victims who invested money into the project.

Lamperes turned himself into the Weld County Jail on Tuesday.

He’s scheduled to appear in front of a judge Friday morning at 8:30 in Division 11.

The agencies involved in this investigation include: the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Colorado Department of Revenue.

If you have any additional information or believe you may have been a victim of Lamperes, contact Weld DA Investigator Cayley Chiodo at: (970) 400-4709 or email her at cchiodo@weldgov.com.