17th Judicial DA

Contractor Ordered to Pay Thousands of Dollars in Restitution to Victims He Scammed

April 11, 2023

Brighton, CO — Today, District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the conviction, sentence, and restitution order related to the Theft case of Theodore Welker, Jr., 51. 

In 2021, general contractor Theodore Welker, Jr., entered into contracts with three different clients to complete construction projects at their Adams County homes. Each victim paid a substantial portion of the project's cost to Welker upfront. However, Welker failed to complete any of the projects
. Furthermore, the work he did complete was less than the amount each victim paid up front and was often substandard. 

Welker refused to return any of the money to the victims and did not pay two subcontractors he used for some of the work at the homes. Welker was charged with multiple counts of Theft on May 21, 2022, following a District Attorney's Office investigation. 
On December 5, 2022, Welker pleaded guilty in Adams County District Court to: 

  • Theft (M1)
The defendant was subsequently sentenced to a four-year economic crimes probationary term. Following a hearing on restitution on March 31, 2023, the Court ordered Welker to pay the victims a total of $14,400 in restitution as a condition of probation. 

Financial crimes such as this are damaging and deeply personal to victims," said District Attorney Brian Mason. "Our Financial Crimes Unit is dedicated to fighting these offenses and making victims whole. A special thank you is owed to Denver 7 for initially airing a story on Mr. Welker that led to an investigation by our Financial Crimes Unit. It is my hope that the victims in this case will find some comfort from this resolution."

Senior Deputy District Attorney Danny Paulson and
DA Investigator Mark Rule of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Financial Crimes Unit led the prosecution of this case. 

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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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