BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A man pleaded guilty to fraud for scamming at-risk adults out of money by promising to fix their kitchens.
Herman Hinojosa was charged with theft and fraud. He, along with his wife, Susan Hinojosa, owned a company called Kitchens for Less.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Winter Weather Advisory For The Front Range
He pleaded guilty on Thursday as part of a plea agreement days before his trial was set to begin. He faces a maximum of 18 years in prison when he is sentenced.
Susan Hinojosa was sentenced to eight years in prison in Adams County last year.READ MORE: Mauricio Anchondo-Olivas Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Former Roommate
There are 27 identified victims in the case. Collectively, they lost a total of $140,000.
Many of the victims are older or disabled and said they needed the promised remodeling work done to accommodate for disabilities.MORE NEWS: PHOTOS: Cheesman Park Homes & Governor's Mansion Vandalized With Spray Paint
The district attorney said most of the victims will not recoup all of their losses. Each victim is expected to receive an average of $5,000.