Taking something of value from someone is considered Theft in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park. It is considered a more serious felony when the person is considered at-risk. A woman was recently arrested in Boulder for stealing $25,000 from an 89-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease. In Colorado, ‘at-risk adult’ is defined as:
Based on age alone, the woman victim would be considered an at-risk person, but her diminished mental capacity also qualifies her as an at-risk adult, even if she had been younger than 70.
Definition of Theft from an At-Risk Person in Larimer County
According to C.R.S. 18-4-401, Theft in Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County is taking something of value from another with the intention of never giving it back. When the Theft occurs against an at-risk victim, it is punished more harshly as defined under C.R.S. 18-6.5-103(5) – Crimes Against At-Risk Persons:
Because the woman scammed the elderly woman, offering her fake magazine subscriptions for the money, it is likely she was charged with the class 4 felony because no threats, force, or intimidation were used to get the money. In Boulder, a class 4 felony is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $500,000 in fines.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Theft or any Crime Against an At-Risk Person, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Larimer County criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law office at 970-658-0007. Together, we can protect your future.
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