Weld D.A: Windsor Condo Scam Bilked $850,000 from 15 Investors
Investments of Windsor LLC turned out to be not just a bad investment for more than a dozen investors, it was a fraudulent one as well.
Bret Mathew Lamperes, 51, of Berthoud, turned himself in to Weld County on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after being charged with several crimes including theft and money laundering.
According to a press release from the Weld County D.A's office, Lamerees started his real estate company, Investments of Windsor LLC, in 2015. That company sold investments into a condominium project in Windsor.
Though the project called for 29 condos, and Lamperes sold 29 contracts, only eight were actually built, therefore leaving 15 investors having been ripped off to the sum of over $850.000.
The Weld D.A. along with the Colorado Department of Revenue and the F.B.I. worked on the case which levied the following charges (all felonies) against Lamperes:
- Money Laundering
- Filing a False Tax Return (2 counts)
- Tax Evasion
Personally, I'm intrigued to see the eight condos that were built. I can't seem to find any information on them, however.
You definitely have to feel for the people who bought into the real estate deal (real estate is always such a great investment) who now can only hope to recoup any of their losses.
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