DA charges contractor that was focus of FOX31 investigation

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The Adams County district attorney has formally charged a kitchen contractor that was the subject of a FOX31 Denver investigation in January.

Herman Hinojosa, and his wife Susan, are accused of stealing $140,000 from 27 victims for kitchen remodeling jobs that were never completed.

Hinojosa was the owner of Kitchen 4 Less.  He closed the company and filed for bankruptcy in November 2013, but we found Hinojosa was still taking money from unsuspecting customers.

Our story prompted the Adams County District Attorney’s Office to start investigating Hinojosa.

“The complaint charges each defendant with seven counts of theft from at-risk victims, 16 counts of felony theft, four counts of felony check fraud, two counts of misdemeanor theft and one count of misdemeanor check fraud,” said Sue Lindsay of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Herman Hinojosa is in federal custody in Texas for violating parole in an unrelated case. Susan Hinojosa was arrested Monday. Her bond is set at $10,000.