DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that Aurora resident Louis Warren was sentenced in Jefferson County District Court to twenty-nine years in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining and using fifty-seven credit cards. His accomplice, Juliet Warren, 35, was indicted and received a prison term of seventeen years in April.
"This couple took advantage and stole the credit cards of unsuspecting victims. Given this crime spree and the Warren’s extensive criminal history, I’m pleased with these sentences," said Attorney General John Suthers. "This is a great example of cooperation between multiple law enforcement agencies and the Attorney General’s Office."
According to the indictment, Juliet and Louis Warren visited small businesses and while she distracted store personnel, Louis Warren would search for unattended employee purses, stealing credit cards. Juliet Warren used those credit cards to purchase "gift cards" from stores like Target, which Louis then redeemed for merchandise.
Juliet Warren, a foreign national here illegally having been deported after serving a sentence for her fourth felony conviction, pled guilty to theft in excess of $15,000 on March 28, 2005. Louis Warren, a con man with thirty years of criminal experience that led to twelve prior felony convictions, pled guilty on April 25, 2005 to racketeering in violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.
The investigation, conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and in cooperation with the security department at Target, revealed that the Warrens victimized thirty individuals, resulting in losses that exceeded $65,000.
The case is captioned People v. Louis Warren and Juliet Warren.