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.

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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.

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Herman Hinojosa (credit: Adams County)

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.

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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.