GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– A jury convicted a Weld County man in connection with a pole barn contracting scam that he operated while he was incarcerated in a community service program.
According to police and court records, Arthur Radebaugh operated the company BNA Agri Consulting while he was serving time at a community corrections program in Larimer County. That corrections program allowed him to work during the day.
Despite being forbidden to operate a business during his sentence, Radebaugh contracted with seniors and other victims to construct pole barns.
During the course of construction from January to Sept. 2011, Radebaugh failed to obtain the necessary building permits, inflated the price of materials that were charged to clients, failed to deliver materials and abandoned unfinished work sites.
In total Radebaugh defrauded clients of more than $16,000. He was convicted of theft of more than $500 or more from an at-risk adult, theft of $1,000 – $20,000, and theft of less than $500.
Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is seeking to have Radebaugh who has an extensive criminal history, designated a habitual criminal.
If a judge finds Radebaugh guilty of the habitual criminal counts the court will be required to sentence him to four times the maximum for each conviction.