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June 27, 2024

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Contractor arrested after theft from Marshall Fire victims

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a contractor accused of theft from four property owners who were rebuilding after the Marshall Fire in unincorporated Boulder County.

The contractor, Leona Scott, D.O.B. 2/19/61, from Aurora, Colorado, is accused of stealing over $1.3 million from the four property owners for unfinished work. He entered into a separate contract with each of the four families, took their money, but did not use their money as intended. In addition, he was not properly licensed to build homes in Boulder County.

An arrest warrant was issued for Scott, the charge was Theft (C.R.S. 18-4-401(1)(a)(j)), a Class 2 Felony because the value was one million dollars or more. Mr. Scott was arrested on June 27 and booked in the Boulder County Jail.

Sheriff Curtis Johnson, “It is particularly egregious when someone steals money from victims of a disaster. I’m glad we were able to gather enough evidence to obtain an arrest warrant and that he is now in custody.”

If you have any additional information, or believe you are a victim of Leona Scott, please contact Detective Arehart at 303-441-1416 or karehart-rose@bouldercounty.gov.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: 23-05306.

As in every criminal case, charges are merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

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/s/ Carrie Haverfield, Sr. Communications Specialist

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