An arrest warrant sworn out against 48-year-old Marina Thelma Scotti sought a single felony theft from an at-risk adult charge.
However, online court records indicate that the Boulder County District Attorney's Office actually expanded the charges to 16, including felony theft, 11 counts of class 3 felony at-risk criminal exploitation and four counts of class 5 felony at-risk criminal exploitation.
The most serious charges, class 3 felonies, each carry a presumptive sentence of four to 12 years in prison.
A Boulder County Sheriff's Office investigation alleges Scotti and another woman — who has not been charged — accepted more than $25,000 in checks from the alleged victim for magazine subscriptions that were never mailed out.
The alleged victim, an 89-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, told a friend that Scotti and the other woman threatened the victim with arrest if she didn't continue paying money.
Scotti remained in custody on Thursday on a $20,000 bond. She is due in court at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
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