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Pueblo contractor charged following News 5 investigation scheduled to be sentenced in June

Posted: 4:38 PM, May 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 14:43:42-04

 

PUEBLO- A judge delayed sentencing this week for Joe Pacheco, the owner of JP Home Improvement.

He’s responsible for ripping off more than a dozen homeowners who paid him for renovation improvement projects he didn’t complete.

He was initially charged in June 2018 with 14 felony counts of theft. Updated court records show the number of felony charges grew to 20 before he entered his guilty plea in court back in March.

As part of an agreement to avoid trial, the DA’s Office consolidated the case into three felony charges.

“He deserves prison,” homeowner John Creek told News 5 Investigates. “He took too much and made our lives miserable.”

In all, Pacheco reportedly stole more than $400,000.

You can track the court case and review the list of charges here .

Previous stories related to Joe Pacheco’s case:

HomeAdvisor may not pre-screen contractors as it claims

Ex-Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office dive team member indicted on felony charges related to home renovation business

15th victim speaks up as Joe Pacheco’s criminal case proceeds forward