Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
January 10, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, email@example.com, 720-913-9025
DENVER— Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that Travis Singhaus (age 47) who runs Impact Network LLC, dba Impact Locally as well as Impact Humanity, which provides free clothing to Denver’s homeless population, was charged with eight felony counts: theft (F3), three counts of charitable fraud – unauthorized use of a name (F5), forgery (F5), and three counts of criminal impersonation (F6). Upon returning to Denver from an overseas trip, Singhaus was taken into custody last night at Denver International Airport by agents with the Department of Homeland Security and Denver police officers.
Prosecutors believe Singhaus stole grant funds totaling $349,000 from a Denver nonprofit philanthropic organization by using another local charity’s EIN number to claim Impact Network had 501(c)(3) charitable status. Singhaus is also accused of fraudulently using other charities’ tax exempt numbers to avoid paying taxes on purchases he made. Singhaus has never registered any of his entities with the Colorado Secretary of State or with the Internal Revenue Service nor has Singhaus obtained charitable or tax exempt status with the IRS or the State of Colorado.
In addition, Singhaus is accused of recently setting up a GoFundMe.org page to solicit donations for Impact Locally and Impact Humanity. GoFundMe has since terminated Singhaus’ donation page.
The District Attorney’s Office reminds everyone that before giving to any organization, it is wise to check the charity’s state and federal standing per the below links.
https://www.irs.gov/charities-and-nonprofits – IRS Charities and Nonprofits search site lists registered charities, and if they are approved for 501(c)(3) or other statuses.
https://www.coloradosos.gov/ccsa/pages/search/advanced.xhtml – Colorado Secretary of State’s Charities and Fundraisers search site lists charities registered with Colorado, and their donation fund’s usage breakdown.
Singhaus’ First Advisement has not yet been scheduled. This is Denver District Court case number 21CR7546 and will be heard in courtroom 5G.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6.