BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Five men have been indicted by a grand jury under Colorado’s new elder abuse law in connection with an asphalt paving case.
Authorities say Rickey Gene Fite, his father, Rickey Dean Fite, Rodney Jackson, Emmanuel Broadway and Michael Sullivan are facing charges of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. They are also facing various other counts including money laundering, felony theft and tax evasion.READ MORE: Crash On I-70 In Wheat Ridge Causes Large Traffic Backup
The elder abuse law considers elderly people to be at-risk adults and increases penalties for crimes that target them.READ MORE: I-70 Eastbound Closed For Fatal Crash East Of Eagle
Investigators say the five men would approach elderly homeowners claiming that they had excess asphalt or other home repair materials from a nearby job and offer work for a great deal, sometimes starting work without the homeowners’ permission.MORE NEWS: 'Totally Unacceptable': CDOT Aims To Reduce Number Of Deadly Pedestrian Crashes
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