DENVER (CBS4)– More charges are being filed against a man accused of stealing homes, then selling or renting them using phony deeds and leases.

Alfonso Carrillo faces four additional counts of theft. This comes after some of the alleged victims came forward after seeing stories on CBS4.

The alleged scheme involves homes in foreclosure. Those homes are broken into, the locks changed and then sold to buyers with phony deeds.

The new case alleges Carrillo took money and even a vehicle for homes in Adams and Weld Counties as well as Denver.

Carrillo is facing 15 counts in two separate cases. The latest charges of theft involve a home in Brighton which he allegedly sold to two different women. But Carrillo didn’t own or represent the owner of the house.

“The most tragic part of this so far is people who have moved into homes who have paid money thinking they were buying a home and that money is gone and they don’t have a home,” said Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.

A similar story happened at another home where a woman moved into a home after paying Carrillo a $4,000 downpayment. In that case, the Adams County Public Trustee shows the original owner’s name is still on the deed and a foreclosure sale scheduled.

“Well, I think it’s a really terrible scam,” said Adams County Public Trustee Carol Snyder.

Carrillo is also being investigated for acting as a lawyer and real estate broker. His broker’s license was revoked by the state last year.

Investigators said many of the people who handed over their money and moved into the homes are undocumented immigrants. The Denver District Attorney’s Office is asking for others who may be out there to come forward with their story.

Comments (3)
  1. Randy says:

    What a horrible human being, you have no character and you should be ashamed of who you are, I am sure your mother and father are looking at you wondering how you could hurt so many people and you not only shamed yourself but you shamed your entire family. Not a lot more to say than you’re just a bad horrible person.

  2. donna says:

    Maybe more people will come forward if this is posted on the spanish chanels because he preyed on spanish speaking victims in spanish speaking communities. Also, many of his victims are probably in fear of being deported or charged and will not come forward, they may also believe that they have done something wrong. The victims would be more likely to come forward if they were told that they will not be in trouble. This man needs to be removed and prevented from further victimizing others as loosing his real estate license apparently was no deterent at all.

  3. Bernice says:

    My parents are victimes of this! I hope Karma bites these people in the a**. My parents still do not have a home of thier own because this person took them for everything they had! They live with friends now. Both Parents are diabled! I wish there was a program out there that could help my parents get into a home of thier own again.

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