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Police: Shed salesman to face charges after stealing from customers

News 5 Investigates has spent weeks looking into claims of viewers who say a contractor promised to build them sheds, only to take off with their money never to be seen again. Hearing these stories individually, it was difficult for Pueblo Police to dedicate the resources to each case, but when we started connecting cases we found out these victims were dealing with the same person. Investigators say they believe serious crimes were committed.

CSPD confirms active criminal investigation into Wellness Walk-In Tubs

The father of a terminally ill 7-year-old girl says he was sold false promises. Richard Muszynski hired Wellness Walk-In Tubs to install a custom-made accessible bathtub, but he claims the company left him with an unusable tub and fraudulently billed for services that weren’t done. His complaint led Colorado Springs police to open a criminal investigation.

Timeshare troubles in Colorado Springs

A Colorado Springs man reached out to News 5 Investigates after he was promised a flashy vacation, only to buy a $21,000 stay-cation. Buying timeshares may sound like a great deal, but some customers now wish they could go back in time and invest their money elsewhere. Investigative Reporter Patrick Nelson uncovered the tactics the fraudsters are using to get rich.

Sprint employee at Pueblo Mall no longer working at store after mocking customer on Facebook

News 5 Investigates confirmed Monday that Maria Zavala Salazar is no longer working at the Sprint store inside the Pueblo Mall after making fun of a customer on the Internet. Maria Zavala Salazar called a customer who received two incorrect bills an “old man” and “geezer”. Sprint Corporate and CCT Wireless, the company which manages the Sprint store in the mall have not responded to requests for comment.

Police Chief plans to hire outside consultant to fix troubled 911 center

A News 5 investigation found tens of thousands of callers are waiting more than a minute for a 9-1-1 call taker to answer the phone. Some callers are waiting more than five minutes. Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski has revealed plans to hire an outside consultant to fix the troubled dispatch communications center.

Young people falling for scams more often than their grandparents

Consumers in Southern Colorado lost millions of dollars in 2018 to scams, but you may be surprised at the age group most likely to fall victim to fraud. Impostor scams have become the most popular tactic for fraudsters after your money they pretend to be someone they’re not to gain your trust and ultimately your money.

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